Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
Category: Business & Economics
Ireland’s landscape is marked by fault lines of religious, ethnic, and political identity that have shaped its troubled history. Troubled Geographies maps this history by detailing the patterns of change in Ireland from 16th century attempts to "plant" areas of Ireland with loyal English Protestants to defend against threats posed by indigenous Catholics, through the violence of the latter part of the 20th century and the rise of the "Celtic Tiger." The book is concerned with how a geography laid down in the 16th and 17th centuries led to an amalgam based on religious belief, ethnic/national identity, and political conviction that continues to shape the geographies of modern Ireland. Troubled Geographies shows how changes in religious affiliation, identity, and territoriality have impacted Irish society during this period. It explores the response of society in general and religion in particular to major cultural shocks such as the Famine and to long term processes such as urbanization.
Millennials Managing Across Generations in the Hospitality Industry
Author: Cynthia Mejia
Category: Hospitality industry
Prior to the recent global financial crisis, it was assumed Baby Boomers would retire in massive numbers and there would be a dearth of unskilled younger workers prepared to take their place (Kunreuther, 2010). As a result of the Great Recession, Baby Boomers have chosen to remain at work longer, alongside those members of the Greatest Generation, Generation X and the Millennials. For the first time in history, a multi-generational workforce poised with an influx of Millennial leaders, has created numerous challenges for hospitality businesses. This case was written to explore generational characteristics while examining potential strategies Millennials could utilize to lead a cross-generational hospitality workforce.
A Guide to Leadership and Management in Higher Education shares an innovative approach to supervision, leadership, and management in the higher education workplace. Drawing from humanism and positive psychology, Fitch and Van Brunt weave together a compelling narrative for managing employees across generational differences. This book shares key leadership lessons and advice on how to inspire creativity, increase efficiency, and tap into the talents of your diverse, multi-generational staff. This guide offers practical and detailed advice on establishing new relationships, setting expectations, encouraging accountability, addressing conflict, and supervising difficult staff. Focusing on how to build and strengthen connections through genuineness and empathic caring, this book provides important guidance for today’s college and university leaders.
If you want to engage, motivate, and retain young workers without driving the veteran workers away, Generation Blend can help you. This timely book explores how generational attitudes toward technology affect issues as diverse as recruitment and retention, employee training, management decision-making, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and work/life balance. Looking to solve the puzzle of productivity across the technology age gap? Start with Generation Blend.
For the first time in history, four distinct and very different generations are working together. Generational conflict is one of the last bastions of acceptable discrimination in today's workplace. Each generation has different beliefs, expectations, values, learning styles, and desires. These result in a strong tendency for them to adopt different work habits. Managing employees of several generations is not an easy task, but it is the reality of the business world today. The creation of a culture and coordinating programs that foster communication and collaboration between all of the generations present in the workforce will help to alleviate the difficulties managers may encounter. In order to truly create a cohesive workplace, managers must encourage employees to view generational difference as a valuable strength rather than a weakness. Based on rigorous academic research, Managing the Multi-Generational Workforce identifies the characteristics of the different generations, considers their expectations and values, and how these influence the way they relate to each other. The authors then examine implications for organizational culture and structures, recruitment and retention tactics, training, and management styles and approaches. This book actually tackles the issue of properly integrating the newest generation - the 'Millennials', into the workforce and challenges the unrealistic belief that all that needs to happen is for younger generations to be 'changed' to conform to workforce norms. As younger generations enter the workforce, and eventually dominate it, workforce norms will change. Any firm or manager competing in today's war for top talent will find this book indispensable.
Managing the Next Generation of Public Workers is a fresh and energetic look at the changing climate of diversity in the public and nonprofit workplace. The workforce of the twenty-first century represents unparalleled complexity: Baby Boomers, GenX, GenY, and Millennials. Although that diversity may be challenging and often overwhelming for public managers, Madinah Hamidullah emphasizes the potential strengths that can be drawn from complex multigenerational relationships. This handbook offers public and nonprofit managers the tools necessary to address generational differences and questions such as: • How do the newer generations in the workplace differ on such fundamentals as work ethic, family values, and retirement horizons? • Are they recruited differently and do they expect a different mix of benefits—perhaps a better work-life balance as a tradeoff for a lower salary? • How can diverse, generational perspectives in the workplace add value by questioning old, traditional assumptions? • Will approaches to organizational decision making necessarily change as new generations take over? The book is for public and nonprofit managers who recognize the challenges of managing a multigenerational workforce, and are therefore seeking helpful insights. This volume is a roadmap not only for human resource (HR) managers, but for all managers who must address the complexities of the human condition—complexities that are complicated by the most rapid succession of workforce generations that we have yet seen.
Tom Brokaw, the former NBC news anchor and bestselling author called the Traditionalist the Greatest Generation. The Baby Boomers had the political consciousness and attitude of We Will Change the World. The advances in technology have profoundly formed the aspect of Gen Xers lives and how they had to transition from the analog past to the digital future. Our time has come Gen X will make their mark. Millennials the most tech savory generation which give them an amazing amount of access to in
Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace
Author: Ron Zemke
Publisher: Amacom Books
Category: Business & Economics
At no point in history have so many different generations of employees worked side by side, and they're not always happy about it. This guide explains the differences in values, ways of working and thinking of four distinct generations.
Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today's Workforce
Author: Chip Espinoza
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A valuable tool for anyone who wants to effectively manage and motivate twenty-something workers Many books are being published on how to manage employees of the "millennial" generation, but the solutions offered are anecdotal at best. Backed by years of serious research, Managing the Millennials provides managers of all ages with specific recommendations and tools for engaging this burgeoning demographic-some 78 million strong. Each chapter shares relevant interviews, case studies, and offers research-backed ideas and best practices to help any organization and their leaders address the challenges generational diversity presents. Answering the perplexing question of how does one lead and manage younger employees, this book Offers research-based guidance on getting the most from twenty-something employees Answers common questions and outlines practical solutions for building better relationships between the younger workers and the people who manage them Includes a Special Offer with immediate benefit to readers: access to the authors' Generational Rapport Inventory (GRI), a tool that measures a managers competencies and identifies strengths and weaknesses in dealing with Millennials. Accompanied by an associate web site, leadingthemillennials.com, offering a weekly blog addressing generational diversity issues in the workplace Insightful and practical, Managing the Millennials is a valuable tool for millions of managers globally whose job it is to manage and motivate their twenty-something workers.
Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, grade: 1,3, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, language: English, abstract: In the age of the demographic change, it is imperative that companies adapt to current circumstances. The organizational culture is a topic of interests in all industries and has become an essential term in business. The central theme of age diversity in organizations is increasingly getting more attention by both practitioners and scientists. The reason for this is that more and more organizations are facing high age differences due to the demographic change. This concerns especially the generations X and Y that are currently working side by side in today’s economy. Each generation has its particularities, unique values, as well as different culture and behavior. A new generation of employees with new expectations and desires prevails in the workplace. In comparison to the generation X, the generation Y is changing cultural values. Given that generation X works closely with generation Y, the present seminar paper investigates generational differences and examines the thesis statement that the multigenerational management forms the organizational culture. As many members of generation Y are already in the workforce, executives will likely be forced to address generational differences and must deal with their unique needs. The focus of this investigation is the multigenerational management. The effective use of gender and ethnic diversity initiatives can increase the productivity and efficiency of an organization. In addition, recognizing and preparing for specific generational differences is beneficial for the work organization. What is the best way to handle these different generations?
Bridge the generation-communication gap It's hard to believe. Almost three decades can separate your youngest staff members from the oldest. While the 20-something, "Generation Y" nurses are concerning themselves with flexible scheduling and paid time off, their over-60, "Traditional" counterparts are light years away--worrying about pension plans and professional recognition. In between, you have to contend with "Generation X" staffers and "Baby Boomers" who are clamoring for an entirely different set of needs and priorities. Whatever you call them--Generation Y or Millennials; Traditionals or Silents; Generation X, Baby Boomers--managing your multigenerational staff can add up to a very gnarly problem.Don't let generation gaps lead to miscommunication and staff conflict In order to manage a multigenerational workforce successfully, the nurse manager has to take into consideration each generation's unique priorities, motivators, skills, communication styles, and experiences. That's a tall order for any manager--but especially in today's stressful hospital environment. Until now, help has been hard to find. Judith "Ski" Lower RN, CCRN, CNRN, MSN, a well-known and highly respected nursing expert, addresses the problem head-on in her new book, "A Practical Guide to Managing the Multigenerational Workforce: Skills for Nurse Managers." Drawing on her many years of experience successfully managing across the generation gap, Lower's helpful new book will show you how to: Identify generational differences Identify the main characteristics and formative years of the Traditional Generation (The Silents), Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y so you can understand their reactions and what motivates them. Recognize educational styles that work for each generation Online? Classroom? Self-paced? Hands-on? Discover different educational methods that appeal to multiple generations. Identify and provide the feedback each generation wants and needs Silent Generation nurses may have little interest in annual performance reviews, while Generation X nurses want feedback instantaneously. Understand how to provide personal feedback and effective performance reviews. Illustrate improved scheduling by understanding generational needs Silent Generation nurses may prefer a consistent schedule. Generation Y nurses may require flexibility to meet the needs of their young families. Understanding your staff's needs will help you create schedules that work for all. Formulate retention strategies that work for every generation Generation X nurses may respond best to promotions or pay increases. Baby Boomer nurses may be motivated by recognition and service awards. Learn what feedback works best for each member of your staff. Develop policies to embrace differences to manage more effectively Gain a better understanding of each generation's motivators and learning styles along with proven strategies to facilitate communication and encourage respect. Who should read this book? Nurse managers, directors of nursing, chief nursing officers, VPs of nursing, nursing home administrators, HR directors, staff educators and RNs.Table of contents: Chapter 1: The Silent Generation Chapter 2: The Baby Boomers Chapter 3: Generation X Chapter 4: Generation Y Chapter 5: Schedules Chapter 6: Balancing work and life Chapter 7: Learning Chapter 8: Participation and involvement Chapter 9: Performance reviews, feedback, and promotions Chapter 10: Working together Chapter 11: Retention and Recognition Chapter 12: What will the future look like?Learning Objectives List the names of the four generations currently in the workforce Identify key events that shaped the Silent Generation's formative years Evaluate how social and family circumstances affected the Silent Generation's characteristics Describe key events that shaped the Baby Boomer's formative years Evaluate the impact that social and family circumstances had on Baby Boomers Identify key events that shaped Generation X's formative years Discuss how social and family circumstances affected Generation X's characteristics Identify key events that shaped Generation Y's formative years Explain how social and family circumstances affected Generation Y's characteristics Discuss why disagreements between the generations may arise over scheduling Determine strategies for planning schedules that meet the needs of all generations Discuss what different generations want in terms of work/life balance Identify holiday and vacation options that meet the needs of all generations Recognize the different learning styles of each generation Identify orientation strategies that can help Generation Y nurses become successful Explain why Silent and Baby Boomer generation nurses are often the only ones to sign up for committees Discuss how managers can encourage all generations to become involved in committees, task forces, and meetings Describe strategies for ensuring that performance appraisals meet the needs of all generations Develop strategies for the provision of ongoing feedback Examine the barriers that prevent effective multigenerational communication Discuss strategies a manager may use to encourage social interaction and team work Identify programs for helping older nurses remain in the workforce Develop programs for helping Generation Y achieve work/life balance Discuss strategies for enhancing the workplace of the future Faculty Disclosure Statement HCPro Inc. has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, contributors, or their partners/spouses have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.
Publisher: International Thomson Publishing Services
Category: Comparative management
This reader brings together international writers to comment on cross-cultural management. It should lay the foundations for research and debate in the field, showing how management thinking has changed and adapted to new cross-cultural issues.
From Boomers to Linksters--Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work
Author: Meagan Johnson
Category: Business & Economics
Members of each generation share special signposts: collective experiences that influence our expectations, actions, and mind-sets. They also mold our ideas about company loyalty, work ethic, and the definition of a job well done. And now that five different generations are working together simultaneously-from Traditionals to Generation Y and beyond-it's even more important to understand where everyone's coming from. Written by two generational experts-who happen to be father and daughter-Generations, Inc. offers the perspectives of people of different eras, eliciting practical insights on wrestling with generational issues in the workplace. The book provides Baby Boomers and Linksters alike with practical techniques for: Addressing conflicts * Forging alliances with coworkers from other generations * Getting people with disparate values and idiosyncratic styles to work together * Running productive meetings in which all participants find value in each others' ideas Generations, Inc. provides realistic strategies for all those managers, executives, and employees seeking to coexist, flourish, and thrive together...at the same time.
Research and development is the place where new technologies grow and where old ones are made better. Many companies realize that their ability to survive and prosper in the years to come is directly related to the proper management of their R&D functions. The method put forth in this book shows an approach which will make R&D a useful tool in the goal to stay competitive. Must reading for managers, strategic planners, and researchers.