My colleague Amy Hirsh Robinson, Principal at The Interchange Group, shared this fascinating examination of generational issues in the workplace (her consulting specialty, see www.interchange-group.com).The link is to the cover story, “Mixing it Up,” in the May 2011 issue of HR Magazine, in a thorough article by Adrienne Fox, wherein Amy is quoted extensively from her history in this work.http://bit.ly/iyf0Kq
I have been a student of these issues for many years, as my own client base currently ranges from 27 to 62, covering three of these generations: Boomers, GenX’s and Millennials.
My first introduction to these concepts was my reading of the 1991 book, Generations, by Strauss & Howe, which I highly recommend, along with their subsequent books (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generations_%28book%29 ).
The Interchange Group is offering a webinar on the May 19th on “Recruiting the Class of 2011.”If you are interested, you may register here:
I am happy to have your thoughts on these compelling issues.