In my work with leaders across industries, I have come to notice a pattern among the companies and organizations that are gaining Millennial clients and getting the most out of their Millennial employees. Read More »
Empathize, Recognize, Adapt
Certified Speaker for The Center for Generational Kinetics, Alicia Rainwater, outlines 3 actions that will improve connection and engagement with Millennials.
A small percentage of people stick to writing checks, despite its seemingly inconvenient nature.
Check-writing may be dying, but it isn’t dead yet, according to the Wall Street Journal. More "old school" that paying with cash, a small percentage of consumers still clings to their checkbook.
Even though paying bills with checks might not be a totally foreign concept for Millennials, since many of them write check after check for their student loan payments, they would never even consider carrying around a checkbook for everyday purchases. Read More »
Between physical books, e-readers, and book apps, Millennials are more likely to read a book in any format than any other generation.
According to new data, Millennials are actually reading at a higher rate than any other generation.
Millennials take the lead on other generations in reading and still generally prefer print books to e-books. Read More »
How can marketers get through to a generation who is used to skipping ads?
With shorter attention spans and a higher likelihood of avoiding advertising, Gen Z might be one of the hardest ever generations to market to.
According to a recent CNBC article, Gen Z, the generation after Millennials, looks for humorous commercials, likes to “co-create” with brands, and only wants to watch videos that are less than 10 seconds long. Most of all, they physically skip ads when they pop up. Read More »
Before you brush off your low-performing Millennial employee as being “lazy,” consider their mental health.
Millennials, more than any other generation, suffer from depression, which is having an astounding effect on their work performance and ultimate career trajectory.
One in five Millennials reported being depressed, in contrast to 16% of Baby Boomers and 16% of Gen Xers. Read More »
Baby Boomers are a force to be reckoned with in the online shopping space.
While marketers and advertisers have been trying to capture a generation of Millennial consumers for years, and are just now setting their sights on the up-and-coming Gen Z, Baby Boomers have remained a force to be reckoned with when it comes to spending, and a lot of it is done online.
In our research at The Center, we've discovered that technological trends are beginning to trickle upwards, meaning that older generations start adopting the smartphone and social media habits of younger generations. Read More »
Looking for more than just chicken nuggets, Gen Z has restaurant preferences that put forth a more mature outlook on food.
While Millennials may have grown up snacking on chicken nuggets, Gen Z children and young teens are opting for healthier options. Gen Z, the generation after Millennials, are already a force to be reckoned with in the restaurant, fast-casual, and fast food eating space.
Gen Z spends more on food than on any other category, including clothing, electronics, or concerts. Read More »
Are your Millennial employees dragging their feet? Here are some things you might need to change to tap into their full potential.
The holidays are fast approaching, which means there’s yet another excuse for employees to zone out at work, either daydreaming about their upcoming vacation or mentally planning their family gatherings. This is probably true for all of your employees, regardless of age, at this point in the year. But what’s causing your Millennial employees to disengage during the other of the months?
Millennials are notoriously different from their Gen X and Baby Boomer predecessors, especially in the workplace. They bring different skills, expectations, and attitudes to the table, and if older generations aren’t prepared or don’t adapt, they could be setting themselves up for major workplace conflicts. Read More »
Where do the generations begin and end? Here's what The Center's research has uncovered.
We take generations seriously. To us, generations are not cute stories or catchy memes but groupings of people who help us to see them and the world differently—and more clearly.
At The Center for Generational Kinetics, we believe generations are not boxes but powerful, predictive clues on where to start to faster connect with and influence people of different ages and life stages. Read More »
During the 2016 holiday season, Millennials are projected to outspend every other generation in pet supplies and accessories
It’s no secret that Millennials love their pets. Just look on Facebook on Instagram – nearly every Millennial that you follow will likely have at least one (and typically many more) pictures with their furry friends. In fact, many resist the title of pet “owner” and rather consider themselves pet “parents.”
But it’s not just their Instagram feed that Millennial consumers are devoting to their cats and dogs. According to Purina, a significant chunk of Millennials’ holiday spending budget will go towards pet accessories, gifts, and organic food. Read More »