I dare you to get on the Internet and try to visit a business magazine’s website without stumbling upon an article about the challenges of managing multiple generations in the workforce.
It’s impossible. Generational diversity is everywhere.
The 2020 Workforce
I blame this epidemic on Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd, authors of “The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today.” This popular book was published back in 2010 — when the year 2020 seemed far away — and it has become the go-to training manual for talent advisors and human resources executives who believe that different generations have different needs.
That doesn’t seem like avant garde thinking, anymore. Does it?
“The 2020 Workplace” is a great primer for those who haven’t considered the impact of technology and globalization on the workforce. It’s also a good place to start if you work in places like Indianapolis or Kalamazoo and you are just now thinking about how to attract and retain talented workers across the globe.
You’re late, Indy. Time to catch up.