07 Dec NEW WORKFORCE TRENDS AND INNOVATIONS: 2022, 2023 and beyond
Topic: How to Work with and Manage Millennials and Generation Z
Scenario: Gen Yers (Millennials) are now the largest generation in the workforce, and Gen Z is following quickly on their heels. But these younger generations learn, think, and operator differently than Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and other generational cohorts that have come before. Finding more effective ways to communicate with, inspire, motivate, and manage them will be critical going forward, especially as they’re poised to become tomorrow’s business leaders.
Insight: Millennials and Gen Zers prefer more interactivity, socialization, and chances to stand out, take action, and do good both in their work and in their community. They’re highly mission-driven, put a premium on regular and ongoing feedback, and are more motivated by chances to shine and receive recognition than financial rewards. What’s more, they want to be exposed to many roles and experiences, and see how their actions directly map to creating positive results for an organization. If you want to successfully recruit and retain them, you need to rethink benefits and work schedules, reimagine job roles and responsibilities, and find ways to provide more mentorship and mission-driven projects.
Topic: Perfecting the Pivot: How to Be More Agile and Adaptable
Scenario: Anything can change in an instant in today’s marketplace – businesses need to implement strategies and solutions that can help them quickly pivot, and stay flexible and agile, in the face of unforeseen circumstances and unexpected developments.
Insight: Using new technologies and analytics tools, it’s easier to get a sense of what’s happening in your industry, organization, or the marketplace, and stay more attuned and on top of what customers and doing and thinking. Likewise, you can leverage these solutions, and simple shifts in leadership and business strategy, to more rapidly respond to unplanned events, or sudden shifts in your chosen field, in turn. In addition, it’s also important to choose resources and capabilities that are highly adaptable and widely applicable to myriad tasks and scenarios.