Managing the Multigenerational Librarian Workforce

Managing the Multigenerational Librarian Workforce
Author: Sara Holder,Amber Lannon
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN 10: 0081021011
ISBN 13: 9780081021019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Managing the Multigenerational Librarian Workforce examines how libraries are undergoing a massive shift in their workforce. As baby boomers retire, an influx of Gen Y and millennials has taken their place. This book presents the differences that generational groups bring to the workforce, along with a working mindset that has been shaped, at least in part, by when they were educated and spent their formative early-career years. For the librarian manager, it is important to understand the needs and perspectives of various generations and the career stages they are in if they are to effectively manage the library. Presents information on the reality of multigenerational workforces in libraries and how to manage expectations and differences Addresses the challenges of having many kinds of staff, some of which will stem from differing generational perspectives Provides practical advice on how to recognize different perspectives and how to work with librarians in different career phases and from different generations

Managing the Multi Generational Workforce

Managing the Multi Generational Workforce
Author: Robert G. DelCampo,Lauren A. Haggerty,Lauren Ashley Knippel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 135192026X
ISBN 13: 9781351920261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Multi Generational Workforce Book Review:

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.

Five Generations and Only One Workforce How Successful Businesses Are Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

Five Generations and Only One Workforce  How Successful Businesses Are Managing a Multigenerational Workforce
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2019-07-05
ISBN 10: 1799804399
ISBN 13: 9781799804390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Generations and Only One Workforce How Successful Businesses Are Managing a Multigenerational Workforce Book Review:

Due to more individuals retiring at a later age, today’s workforce consists of five generations of workers with various educational backgrounds, ages, experience levels, and skills. Managers and business owners are now faced with the challenge of providing a work space that encourages the new ideals of millennials while also balancing the needs and desires of older employees. As such, new methods and strategies of working and managing efficiency in the workplace need to be explored. Five Generations and Only One Workforce: How Successful Businesses Are Managing a Multigenerational Workforce examines pivotal issues surrounding generational differences and management in the workplace including challenges in employee engagement, project management, and training. Highlighting a range of topics such as generation gap, workforce diversity, and senior workers, this publication is an ideal reference source for business practitioners, managers, executives, professionals, human resources managers, and researchers who are seeking more information on managing a multigenerational workforce.

The Multigenerational Workplace

The Multigenerational Workplace
Author: Jennifer Abrams,Valerie von Frank
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 145221882X
ISBN 13: 9781452218823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bridge the generation gap and achieve outstanding results! Age-related misunderstandings don’t arise just between teachers and students—in some schools, staff from four generations might work side by side. In this book, based on a popular workshop, educators can learn how to look past generational filters to improve communication and reap the benefits of collaboration. Focusing on the major contexts of recruitment, coaching, professional learning, and succession planning, the book offers: Tools, checklists, and recommendations for professional learning that meets multigenerational needs Professional development activities that cultivate understanding of generational differences and strengthen workplace culture Real-life stories and case studies

Managing the Next Generation of Public Workers

Managing the Next Generation of Public Workers
Author: Madinah F Hamidullah
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN 10: 1317514564
ISBN 13: 9781317514565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Managing the Multi Generational Workforce

Managing the Multi Generational Workforce
Author: Robert G. DelCampo,Lauren A. Haggerty,Lauren Ashley Knippel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 135192026X
ISBN 13: 9781351920261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Multi Generational Workforce Book Review:

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.

The Multi generational and Aging Workforce

The Multi generational and Aging Workforce
Author: Ronald J. Burke,Cary L. Cooper,Alexander-Stamatios G. Antoniou
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-07-31
ISBN 10: 1783476583
ISBN 13: 9781783476589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The workforce is aging as people live longer and healthier lives, and mandatory retirement has become a relic of the past. Though workforces have always contained both younger and older employees the age range today has expanded, and the generational g

Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Professions

Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Professions
Author: Jana Varlejs,Graham Walton
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 3598220448
ISBN 13: 9783598220449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Professions Book Review:

This volume comprises papers prepared for the 8th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development (Bologna, Italy, 18-20 August 2009). Within the broad theme of creating a positive work environment for a multi-generational workforce in library and information organizations, the conference addresses managing between and across generations, mentoring and coaching, attracting people to the profession and developing a new generation of leaders, re-skilling and transferability of skills, succession planning and passing on knowledge.

Future Directions in Digital Information

Future Directions in Digital Information
Author: David Baker,Lucy Ellis
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2020-10-24
ISBN 10: 0128221771
ISBN 13: 9780128221778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Directions in Digital Information Book Review:

The last decade has seen significant global changes that have impacted the library, information, and learning services and sciences. There is now a mood to find pragmatic information solutions to pressing global challenges. Future Directions in Digital Information presents the latest ideas and approaches to digital information from across the globe, portraying a sense of transition from old to new. This title is a comprehensive, international take on key themes, advances, and trends in digital information, including the impact of developing technologies. The latest volume in the ‘Chandos Digital Information Review Series’, this book will help practitioners and thinkers looking to keep pace with, and excel among, the digital choices and pathways on offer, to develop new systems and models, and gain information on trends in the educational and industry contexts that make up the information sphere. A group of international contributors has been assembled to give their view on how information professionals and scientists are creating the future along five distinct themes: Strategy and Design; Who are the Users?; Where Formal meets Informal; Applications and Delivery; and finally, New Paradigms. The multinational perspectives contained in this volume acquaint readers with problems, approaches, and achievements in digital information from around the world, with equity of information access emerging as a key challenge. Presents a global perspective on how information science and services are changing and how they can best adapt Gives insight into how managers can make the best decisions about the future provision of their information services Engages key practical issues faced by information professionals such as how best to collect and deploy user data in libraries Presents digital literacy as a global theme, stressing the need to foster literacy in a broad range of contexts Interrogates how ready information professionals are for emergent technological and social change across the globe

A Practical Guide to Managing the Multigenerational Workforce

A Practical Guide to Managing the Multigenerational Workforce
Author: Judith Lower
Publsiher: Hcpro Incorporated
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064798419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Managing the Multigenerational Workforce Book Review:

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.

Clash of the Generations

Clash of the Generations
Author: Valerie M. Grubb
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 1119212472
ISBN 13: 9781119212478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Case studies and strategies for more effective multi-generational management Clash of the Generations explores this new and increasingly common workplace phenomenon, and provides strategies to help managers navigate this ever more complex maze. Traditionally, older workers would retire and make room for the next generation; instead, Baby Boomers are now prolonging their time in the workplace, yet the successive generations are still coming in. Senior leaders are now left to manage a blended workplace comprised of up to four generations—each with their own ideas of work ethic, work/life balance, long-term career goals, and much more. Management is challenging at the best of times, but the new prevalence of generation gaps—sometimes even layered—add an entirely new dimension to an already complex responsibility. This book presents case studies and interviews with representatives of companies with age-diverse workforces, detailing innovative strategies for smoothing out the bumps and helping everyone work together. Managers have long wished that their positions came with an instruction manual, and this book delivers with a host of effective inter-generational management strategies illustrated by real-world companies. Manage the multi-generation workplace more effectively Navigate the generational culture clash Adopt proven strategies for helping everyone get along Promote a more positive culture amidst clashing expectations Every generation in the workplace has value, each has their own strengths, their own weaknesses, and their own unique talents. Each is indispensable, and when they come together as a synergistic force, they can be unstoppable. Effective management means bringing out the best in your workforce, and the strategies presented in Clash of the Generations help you streamline your varied workforce into a team more valuable than the sum of its parts.

Millennials Who Manage

Millennials Who Manage
Author: Chip Espinoza,Joel Schwarzbart
Publsiher: FT Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-21
ISBN 10: 0134084829
ISBN 13: 9780134084824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Millennials Who Manage Book Review:

Millennials will be our next great generation of leaders. Today, however, as they move into management, they face difficult practical challenges. Millennials Who Manage is a complete, research-based guide to overcoming those challenges, delivering outstanding performance, and getting recognized for it. Reflecting their extensive enterprise consulting and research experience, the authors show how to transition more smoothly into management. You will gain insight into earning the respect of peers and “elders” that you are now leading, as well as your manager. You will discover you can achieve success your way, without compromising who you are or becoming someone you are not. You’ll learn management skills that arguably come naturally to Millennials. Prepare to explore what really motivates Boomers and Xers whose formative experiences were different from yours and how to guide them beyond today’s unhelpful stereotypes about Millennials. You’ll also master the specific management and leadership competencies you need most right now—whether you’re moving into frontline management or the CEO’s office! Generational workplace differences: facts and fictions Separating myth from reality in multi-generational workplaces Overcoming reverse ageism and “stereotype threat” Getting past the unfair generalizations that hold you back Developing your personal leadership perspective… …and successfully putting it into practice Mastering the 7 toughest challenges that come with transitioning to management Understand new relational dynamics, unlock motivation, take responsibility for the work of others, establish accountability, get heard, and be taken seriously

Generations at Work

Generations at Work
Author: Ron Zemke,Claire Raines,Bob Filipczak
Publsiher: Amacom Books
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780814432334
ISBN 13: 0814432336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generations at Work Book Review:

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.

Managing Diversity In Public Sector Workforces

Managing Diversity In Public Sector Workforces
Author: Norma Riccucci
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 0429978707
ISBN 13: 9780429978708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Diversity In Public Sector Workforces Book Review:

Addresses increased diversity in government work forces, and management strategies appropriate for managing diversity. Today, public employers are poised to create productive work forces that are represented of the global population. . As we enter the twenty-first century, Americas workforce looks markedly different than it ever has before. Compared with even twenty years ago, more white women, people of color, disabled persons, new and recent immigrants, gays and lesbians, and intergenerational mixes now work in America. The way in which government employers embrace this opportunity of diversity will clearly distinguish effective and efficient organizations from those which are unproductive and unable to meet the demands and necessities of the American people in the new century. This book addresses the demographic changes to the labor force and workplace and the ways in which government employers are managing the imminently diverse populations that now fill public sector jobs. It addresses the specific management strategies and initiatives relied upon by public sector employers as well as the implications of effectively managing variegated workforces for the overall governance of American society.

Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079680461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research Education and Testing

Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research  Education  and Testing
Author: Robert H. Weichbrod,Gail A. (Heidbrink) Thompson,John N. Norton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN 10: 1351648225
ISBN 13: 9781351648226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research Education and Testing Book Review:

AAP Prose Award Finalist 2018/19 Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition is the extensively expanded revision of the popular Management of Laboratory Animal Care and Use Programs book published earlier this century. Following in the footsteps of the first edition, this revision serves as a first line management resource, providing for strong advocacy for advancing quality animal welfare and science worldwide, and continues as a valuable seminal reference for those engaged in all types of programs involving animal care and use. The new edition has more than doubled the number of chapters in the original volume to present a more comprehensive overview of the current breadth and depth of the field with applicability to an international audience. Readers are provided with the latest information and resource and reference material from authors who are noted experts in their field. The book: - Emphasizes the importance of developing a collaborative culture of care within an animal care and use program and provides information about how behavioral management through animal training can play an integral role in a veterinary health program - Provides a new section on Environment and Housing, containing chapters that focus on management considerations of housing and enrichment delineated by species - Expands coverage of regulatory oversight and compliance, assessment, and assurance issues and processes, including a greater discussion of globalization and harmonizing cultural and regulatory issues - Includes more in-depth treatment throughout the book of critical topics in program management, physical plant, animal health, and husbandry. Biomedical research using animals requires administrators and managers who are knowledgeable and highly skilled. They must adapt to the complexity of rapidly-changing technologies, balance research goals with a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements and guidelines, and know how to work with a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce. This book is the ideal resource for these professionals. It also serves as an indispensable resource text for certification exams and credentialing boards for a multitude of professional societies Co-publishers on the second edition are: ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); ECLAM (European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); IACLAM (International Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine); JCLAM (Japanese College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); KCLAM (Korean College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); CALAS (Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Medicine); LAMA (Laboratory Animal Management Association); and IAT (Institute of Animal Technology).

The Remix

The Remix
Author: Lindsey Pollak
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 0062880233
ISBN 13: 9780062880239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Remix Book Review:

A Wall Street Journal and Financial Times book of the month Millennials have become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, and Generation Z workers are right behind them. Leaders and organizations must embrace the new ways of working that appeal to the digital-first generations, while continuing to appeal to Baby Boomers and Generation X, who will likely remain in the workforce for decades to come. Within any organization, team, meeting, or marketing opportunity, you will likely find any combination of generations, each with their own attitudes, expectations, and professional styles. To lead and succeed in business today, you must adjust to how Millennials work, continue to accommodate experienced colleagues and pay attention to the next generations coming up. The Remix shows you how to adapt and win through proven strategies that serve all generations’ needs. The result is a workplace that blends the best of each generation’s ideas and practices to design a smarter, more inclusive work environment for everyone. As a leading expert on the multigenerational workplace, Lindsey Pollak combines the most recent data with her own original research, as well as detailed case studies from Fortune 500 companies and other top organizations. Pollak outlines the ways businesses, executives, mid-level managers, employees, and entrepreneurs can tackle situations that may arise when diverse styles clash and provides clear strategies to turn generational diversity into business opportunity. Generational change is impacting all industries, all types of organizations, and all leaders. The Remix is an essential guide for anyone looking to navigate today’s multigenerational workplace, which is more diverse and varied than ever before.

Talent Revolution

Talent Revolution
Author: Lisa Taylor,Fern Lebo
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-05-04
ISBN 10: 1487500823
ISBN 13: 9781487500825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talent Revolution Book Review:

Plotting new directions for both organizations and employees, authors Lisa Taylor and Fern Lebo explore the opportunities longer working life expectancy promises.

Managing the Older Worker

Managing the Older Worker
Author: Peter Cappelli,Bill Novelli
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-08-17
ISBN 10: 1422170861
ISBN 13: 9781422170861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Older Worker Book Review:

Your organization needs older workers more than ever: They transfer knowledge between generations, transmit your company's values to new hires, make excellent mentors for younger employees, and provide a "just in time" workforce for special projects. Yet more of these workers are reporting to people younger than they are. This presents unfamiliar challenges that--if ignored--can prevent you from attracting, retaining, and engaging older employees. In Managing the Older Worker, Peter Cappelli and William Novelli explain how companies and younger managers can maximize the value provided by older workers. The key? Recognize that boomers' needs differ from younger generations - and adapt your management practices accordingly. For instance: · Lead with mission: As employees age, they become more altruistic. Emphasize the positive impact of older workers' efforts on the world around them. · Forge social connections: Many older employees keep working to maintain social relationships. Offer tasks that require interaction with others. · Provide different benefits: Tailor benefits--such as elder-care insurance programs or discount medication--to older workers' interests. Drawing on research in management, psychology, and other disciplines, Managing the Older Worker reveals who your older workers are, what they want, and how to manage them for maximum value.

Generations Inc

Generations  Inc
Author: Meagan Johnson,Larry Johnson
Publsiher: AMACOM
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-05-19
ISBN 10: 0814415768
ISBN 13: 9780814415764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generations Inc Book Review:

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.