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Is your workforce coping with Generation Y workers?

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HC Online | 14 Jan 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
Gen Y workers are often stereotyped as self-involved technophiles with no attention span and poor people skills, but they’re also here to stay. How can managers, and businesses, adapt to the next generation of workers?
  • Judy Higgins | 14 Jan 2013, 03:06 PM Agree 0
    The key thing missing in this article is the ability of the older workers to mentor the Gen Y's. Clearly this is what smart companies are already doing and it is paying dividends. Multigenerational workforces are here and her to stay for many years so managers and companies need to get ready for the changes.
  • Chris Walter | 15 Jan 2013, 07:16 AM Agree 0
    Multi-generational workplaces not a new phenomenon - as we know them to be, it's certainly a product of the 20th Century. How we interact and accept the 'next' generation has changed, however.

    Constant situational awareness, a thorough emotional intelligence, and a drill-down into, and understanding of, your own professional and personal motivations will serve anyone well - no matter what generation they're from.

    Before attempting to curtail or encourage the passions and values of others, you must first understand yourself. Full engagement of your team and effective leadership of it will surely follow.
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