When Generations Collide
Author: Lynne C. Lancaster, David Stillman
Publisher: Harper Collins
If your workplace feels like a battle zone and colleagues sometimes act like adversaries, you ore not alone. Today four generations glare at one another across the conference table, and the potential for conflict and confusion has never been greater. Traditionalist employees with their "heads down, onward and upward" attitude live out a work ethic shaped during the Great Depression. Eighty million Baby Boomers vacillate between their overwhelming need to succeed and their growing desire to slow down and enjoy life. Generation Xers try to prove themselves constantly yet dislike the image of being overly ambitious, disrespectful, and irreverent. Millennials, new to the workforce, mix savvy with social conscience and promise to further change the business landscape. This insightful book provides hands-on methods to close the generation gaps. With effective tools to recruit, retain, motivate, and manage each generation, you can now create teamwork, not war, in today's highperformance workplace . . . where at any age, productivity is what counts.
Author: Lynne C. Lancaster, David Stillman
Publisher: Harper Collins
From Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman, the nationally recognized generational experts and authors of When Generations Collide, comes the definitive guide to “Millennials” (those born between 1982 and 2000) in the workplace—what they want, how they think, and how to unlock their talents to your organization’s advantage. If you enjoyed the insights in It’s Okay to Be the Boss, you need to read The M-Factor, destined to become “the” business book on this Millennial generation in the workplace.
Generations at Work
Author: Ron Zemke, Claire Raines, Bob Filipczak
This all-new edition of the seminal book on navigating the multigenerational workplace takes a fresh look at a growing challenge, now exacerbated by the youngest employees. With their micromanaged childhoods and tech addictions, Gen Yers require constant feedback-frustrating for the Me Generation that can't let go of the spotlight, and annoying for Gen Xers, sandwiched between the two. So how can you lead this motley group with their often incompatible work ethics, values, and styles? Generations at Work lays bare the causes of conflict, and offers practical guidelines for managing the differences, including: * In-depth interviews with members of each generation * Best practices from companies bridging the generation gap * Specific tips for each generation on how to handle the others * A field guide for mentoring GenerationY For anyone struggling to manage a workforce with different ways of working, communicating, and thinking, Generations at Work is the answer.
Author: Meagan Johnson, Larry Johnson
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.
Motivation and Work Behavior
Author: Lyman W. Porter, Gregory A. Bigley, Richard M. Steers
Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub
Porter, Bigley, and Steers' 7th edition of Motivation and Work Behavior is a scholarly reader/text designed for upper-level and MBA courses in Motivation and Organizational Behavior. The 7th Edition's new title and content demonstrates the text's concentration on the major contemporary theories, research, and applications specifically related to the topic of motivation and work behavior. The vast majority of the material in the revision is entirely new and several articles were written specifically for inclusion in the 7th Edition of Motivation and Work Behavior. The readings and cases nature of the text encourages critical thinking and applied learning of major academic theories.
Author: Ken Dychtwald, Tamara J. Erickson, Robert Morison
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Unprecedented shifts in the age distribution and diversity of the global labor pool are underway. Within the decade, as the massive boomer generation begins to retire and fewer skilled workers are available to replace them, companies in industrialized markets will face a labor shortage and brain drain of dramatic proportions. Ken Dychtwald, Tamara Erickson, and Robert Morison argue that companies ignore these shifts at great peril. Survival will depend on redefining retirement and transforming management and human resource practices to attract, accommodate, and retain workers of all ages and backgrounds. Based on decades of groundbreaking research and study, the authors present innovative and actionable management techniques for leveraging the knowledge of mature workers, reengaging disillusioned midcareer workers, and attracting and retaining talented younger workers. This timely book will help organizations sustain their competitive edge in tomorrow’s inevitably tighter labor markets.
Managing Generation X
Author: Bruce Tulgan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The book that exploded the slacker myth and introduced the world to the real GenX: flexible, technoliterate, information-savvy, entrepreneurial, and perfectly adaptable to the new just-in-time workplace.
Generations and Work
Author: E. Bolland, C. Lopez, Carlos Lopes
Based on an extensive national survey of workers and four separate industry-specific surveys, Generations and Work will examine and provide answers to the most common issues and problems of multi generational work by assessing differences and commonalities between and among generations.
There was a time when people were committed to working hard and being productive in the work force. Today, however, some workers have an entitlement mentality and the labor pool includes some people who donâ??t want a job - just a paycheck. In response to this trend, Glenn Shepard has written How to Manage Problem Employees. This comprehensive book will tell you how to set new hires up for success, structure compensation packages to maximize their involvement and work ethic, deal with problem areas before they become bad behavior, and motivate slow and often unmotivated employees. You'll learn the different personality types and how to handle specific manifestations of each, including gossiping, back stabbing, direct confrontation, hypochondriacs, breaking the chain of command, and sarcasm, as well as how to terminate employees while staying on solid legal ground.
One need not look far to find breathtaking acts of stupidity committed by people who are smart, or even brilliant. The behavior of smart individuals—from presidents to prosecutors to professors—is at times so amazingly stupid as to seem inexplicable. Why do otherwise intelligent people think and behave in ways so stupid that they sometimes destroy their livelihoods or even their lives? This book is the first devoted to investigating what the most current psychological research can tell us about stupidity in everyday life. The contributors to the volume, renowned scholars in various areas of human intelligence, present fascinating examples of people messing up their lives, and they offer insights into the reasons for such behavior. From a variety of perspectives, the contributors discuss: • The nature and theory of stupidity • How stupidity contributes to stupid behavior • Whether stupidity is measurable While many millions of dollars are spent each year on intelligence research and testing to determine who has the ability to succeed, next to nothing is spent to determine who will make use of their intelligence and not squander it by behaving stupidly. Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid focuses on the neglected side of this discussion, reviewing the full range of theory and research on stupid behavior and analyzing what it tells us about how people can avoid stupidity and its devastating consequences.
Author: Neil Howe, William Strauss
By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.
What Were They Thinking?
Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
The question of how to improve organizational effectiveness through better people management is always top of mind. This book challenges incorrect and oversimplified assumptions and much conventional management wisdom - delivering business commentary that helps business leaders make smarter decisions.
Winner of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Award of Excellence for 2008 Selected for the 2008 ISPI Award of Excellence for Outstanding Communication Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith While many supervisors know how to identify flaws in their employees+ performance, only the best managers truly know what it takes to fix the problem. A Manager+s Guide to Improving Workplace Performanc e offers a practical, step-by-step approach to guiding employees to excellence by analyzing their problem areas, developing creative solutions, and implementing change. Employee performance expert Roger Chevalier has helped thousands of managers and human resources professionals to bring out the best in their workers. Using case studies and real-life examples, he shows supervisors how to take their employees from good to great by: * using tools like the Performance Coaching Process, Performance Counseling Guide, and Performance Analysis Worksheets * tailoring the amount of direction and support to an employee+s specific abilities and motivations * applying the Situational Leadership model to teams and individual employees. Practical and authoritative, this book offers a positive, yet realistic solution for one of the greatest workplace challenges facing managers.
Gen Z Work
Author: David Stillman, Jonah Stillman
A generations expert and author of When Generations Collide and The M-Factor teams up with his seventeen-year-old son to introduce the next influential demographic group to join the workforce—Generation Z—in this essential study, the first on the subject. They were born between between 1995 and 2012. At 72.8 million strong, Gen Z is about to make its presence known in the workplace in a major way—and employers need to understand the differences that set them apart. They’re radically different than the Millennials, and yet no one seems to be talking about them—until now. This generation has an entirely unique perspective on careers and how to succeed in the workforce. Based on the first national studies of Gen Z’s workplace attitudes; interviews with hundreds of CEOs, celebrities, and thought leaders on generational issues; cutting-edge case studies; and insights from Gen Zers themselves, Gen Z @ Work offers the knowledge today’s leaders need to get ahead of the next gaps in the workplace and how best to recruit, retain, motivate, and manage Gen Zers. Ahead of the curve, Gen Z @ Work is the first comprehensive, serious look at what the next generation of workers looks like, and what that means for the rest of us.
Writing Your Life
Author: Mary Borg, Joyce Turley
Originally published by: Fort Collins, Colorado: Cottonwood Press under the title Writing your life: an easy-to-follow guide to writing an autobiography, 1998.