written by Mick Ukleja

Are You Prepared For The Workplace Of 2020?

I know. It seems like a long way off? How about 4 years! Let’s make that 3 years and 9 months!!

We live in an age of rapid change. We are experiencing the 24/7 non-stop global community. Business cycles are speeding up. Customers and stakeholders demand instant responses.

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It’s to act with yesterday’s logic.” Peter Drucker

One of the keys to meeting future demands is to connect with the Millennial generation, the 18-35 year olds who today make up 37% of the U.S. workforce – the largest generation in the workplace today.

Millennials need the experience that seasoned workers possess. The seasoned workers need the wired mindset of the Millennial generation. Both needs will go unsatisfied unless relationships of mutual respect are developed cross-generationally.

Millennials don’t need bosses and managers as much as they need mentors and coaches.

Do you need some help? That’s what we provide in the 2nd Edition of Managing The Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce (Wiley, April 2016).

Our goal is to help you create a learning-driven culture where everyone prospers.

Connecting the experienced generations with the new generation will be the differentiator in your organization. Most organizations are smart. Everyone has information. Information and data is ubiquitous thanks to the Internet and global connections.

Yesterday’s logic would suggest that organizations wait for Millennials to change before engaging them or empowering them.

When managers and leaders connect with the Millennial generation the organization develops a competitive advantage. The relationship becomes a multiplier of the organizations intelligence. The importance of this relationship cannot be overstated.

Smart organizations that have generational biases and stereotypes will tap into only a fraction of the knowledge Millennials already possess. A healthy relationship between the generations will make you look smarter, act smarter and cause you to thrive.

This large generation entering the workplace has the capacity to be the most productive workforce to date. The key is in knowing how to empower their productivity. Anecdotal information is not that helpful and often only adds to biased thinking. What is needed are practical tools and insights on the orientation and values of the Millennial generation and the managerial competencies that create a healthy connection. It’s in the relationship where the power resides.

Here’s what you will get in this second edition:

  • 9 proven competencies in companies across the globe on how to create and enhance communication and understanding between management and Millennials.
  • 7 insights and practices that will help Millennials overcome roadblocks to success.
  • Exercises and practices that work in the real world.
  • Hands-on tools for coaching and mentoring Millennials
  • Case studies with managers and Millennials interacting in every area of organizational life.

Would you like the full picture? Then pre-order the 2nd Edition of Managing The Millennials.

Here is what Robert McKnight, the chairman of Quiksilver had to say:

“’Managing The Millennials’ is a practical hands-on approach to understanding how generational tension gets created and what to do about it. I was fascinated by what I learned and excited about sharing it within our company.” – Robert McKnight, chairman, Quiksilver, Inc.

Your organization can have a great future. Get the 2nd edition of Managing The Millennials and see how easy it is to close the generation gap.
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03.09.2016

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