A recent FastCompany article citing The Center for Generational Kinetics emphasized that, while Millennials certainly bring some challenges and changes to the modern workplace, they are not unique in seeking out work that inspires, rather than just "satisfies." Read More »
Millennials prefer engaging and purpose-driven work to in-office extras
While it's clear Millennials like to customize their workspaces, Millennials would prefer purpose-driven work to surface-level perks.
How a personalized approach can instantly improve your reach on this key social network
You’ve probably realized that your online reputation—what people find when they search your name—directly influences your real-world reputation. People are now conditioned to go online and check you out in order to inform their opinion of you—even before they meet you!
So what can you do to put your best digital foot forward? Start with your LinkedIn Profile... Read More »
In a recent CNBC article, Jason Dorsey explains why, for Millennials, using your vacation time is something to be ashamed of.
Ah, paid vacation time. That job benefit that many recent college graduates dream about, along with health insurance, a break room well stocked with snacks, to have their birthday off, and the ever-coveted “work from home” days.
However, according to a shocking new study conducted by Alamo Rent A Car, Millennials aren’t so keen on actually using this vacation time... Read More »
Following his keynote speech at the Travel Exchange ’16 opening ceremony, Dorsey provided key generational insights to Courier Magazine
"We're seeing breakdowns in the workplace," said Jason Dorsey, Chief Strategy Officer and Millennials Expert at The Center for Generational Kinetics, in an interview with Courier Magazine's Bob Rouse.
Our certified speaker, Alicia, helps spread the Millennial message at the Rotary Club in Philadelphia
We are delighted that the Philadelphia Inquirer has written about our center-certified speaker, Alicia Rainwater!
Alicia recently spoke to the historical 105-year-old Rotary Club of Philadelphia about tapping into the power of every generation. Read More »
With more Millennials rising to managerial positions, here’s how to turn potential inter-office conflicts into opportunities for generational growth
With more generations than ever in the workplace at once, may offices are facing some never-before-seen challenges. You have Millennials for whom smartphone use and instantaneous emailing and texting are a given, but also Baby Boomers who still value well-thought-out emails and, yes, even actual phone calls.
You can imagine, then, just how difficult inter-office communication can be when one person expects a phone call and the other is left wondering why you didn’t respond to a text the minute it was sent... Read More »
We are excited to have bestselling author David Horsager as a guest blogger to share his take on generations and getting things done. Here is his guest post about how to maximize productivity in the workplace across generations.
While most people agree that productivity is important, diverse personalities, work styles and ages account for a wide difference in opinion about what “getting things done” should look like.
While Millennials are asking the whys behind a given task, the Baby Boomer manager gets increasingly frustrated with an apparent lack of trust and compliance in the workplace. Age does not have to be a barrier to having efficient, multigenerational teams. Questions drive clearer goals and quick turnarounds on allocated tasks drive business results. Why not have both?... Read More »
How can Millennials learn to assert their authority over Boomers, while still keeping a clear vision and respecting tried-and-true methods?
As Millennials progress in their careers – whether climbing the corporate ladder or starting businesses and hiring employees of their own – they are increasingly finding themselves in positions where they have more seniority than people older than them.
Millennials are a very unique generation, and not just in how they choose to spend their money or save their money for the future. They bring a unique set of attitudes and ideas to the workplace – and the smartphones attached to their palms may not be as detrimental as you may think... Read More »
Meet the smartphone apps that are transforming the way iGen job seekers and their future employers are thinking about the job search.
Looking for jobs online is not a new phenomenon. Whether you’re looking for a freelance opportunity or a full-time career, the Internet is the first place most people will look for a job. Websites such as Indeed and Monster—and yes, even Craigslist—have transformed how people think about the modern job search. But beyond the initial search, the rest of the job application process is fairly traditional. For the most part, applicants must perfect a resume and cover letter and have their three professional references ready to go.
It seems as if the job search is getting yet another makeover, and this time it’s targeting the youngest job seekers: iGen, also known as Generation Z. Now, with as much ease as liking a Facebook post or “favoriting” a picture on Instagram, you can apply for a job. Apps like Jobr, Switch, Anthology and JobSnap are all offering user-friendly platforms to target young people with exceptional talent—and short attention spans... Read More »
Is 60 the new 40? The prominence of smartphones, mobile devices and computer technology could be keeping Baby Boomers mentally young...
Contrary to popular belief, smartphones and other mobile technology may have the potential to improve brain functions. A new study published in the journal Intelligence found that the use of computers and mobile phones could partly explain why today’s Baby Boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—appear to be four to eight years younger, cognitively, than a similar population less than a decade ago.
“We know that IQ has been increasing for many decades,” Valeria Bordone, of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, told Quartz. Bordone and her colleagues used data collected from those over the age of 50. Approximately 2,000 people were tested in 2006, and another 3,000 were tested in 2012. Read More »