Have YOU Ever Been “Vacation Shamed”?

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.

Jason Dorsey Featured in Courier Magazine!

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.

Center Certified Speaker, Alicia Rainwater, featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer!

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!

Is Your Boss a Millennial?

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.

Guest Post: Productivity Across Generations

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.

Guest Post: Productivity Across Generations

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 »

CATEGORIES: Baby Boomers Generation X Generations Millennials / Gen Y Workplace & Leadership

Growing Pains: What Happens When Millennials Become Leaders of Older Generations

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.

Your New Job is a Swipe Away: Job Hunting for a New Generation

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.

Your New Job is a Swipe Away: Job Hunting for a New Generation

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 »

CATEGORIES: Generations iGen / Gen Z Research Findings Technology Workplace & Leadership

The Secret to Keeping Mentally Sharp? Smartphones.

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.

Millennials are Leading the Smartphone Revolution in the Workplace

The benefits and downsides of widespread smartphone use at work

It is hard to deny that smartphones have taken over nearly every aspect of our lives, and the workplace is no exception. While all generations now seem to be similarly tied to their smartphone for work purposes, Millennials are the generation leading the way.

Entrepreneurship 101: Pros and Cons of Starting a Business for Recent College Grads

Post-grad life creates challenges and opportunities for today’s Millennial entrepreneurs

Millennial researcher and strategist Jason Dorsey recently chatted with the writers of NerdWallet at USA Today about the pros and cons of starting a business straight out of college. As an entrepreneur who wrote a bestselling book and launched his career path at age 18, Jason provided critical insights into the unique challenges and opportunities facing young Millennials, also known as members of Gen Y, who aspire to start their own businesses.