Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work

Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work

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by Tamara Erickson
     
 

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They make up nearly one-third of all Americans living today. Born after 1980, they're now pouring into the work world with values, aspirations, and approaches that differ markedly from their parents--and coworkers. They're Generation Y.

In Plugged In, Tamara Erickson shows Gen Y's how to use their own unique strengths to understand and influence their

Overview


They make up nearly one-third of all Americans living today. Born after 1980, they're now pouring into the work world with values, aspirations, and approaches that differ markedly from their parents--and coworkers. They're Generation Y.

In Plugged In, Tamara Erickson shows Gen Y's how to use their own unique strengths to understand and influence their professional relationships, to figure out how they define "success," and to help them find their way in the changing workplace.

Filled with Erickson's extensive research into demographic trends and thoughtful insights, Plugged In gives Gen Y's the information they crave to connect with the working world and to craft the lives they want.

The author reveals:
· A framework Y's can use to develop their own criteria for making career choices
· The unique assets and strengths Y's bring to the workplace
· How X'ers and Boomers view Generation Y and how the different generations can collaborate more effectively at work
· 10 rules that can help Generation Y's succeed in the corporate world

With her trademark warmth and liveliness, Erickson provides a thoughtful, valuable guidebook for the latest newcomers on the corporate scene.

Editorial Reviews

Financial Times

It is intelligent and thought-provoking...[I]t is presented as a guide for Gen Y-ers themselves, who may be worrying about what the world of work has in store for them. After some analysis of the Gen Y phenomenon, it offers guidance such as what they have to offer, how to get along with Generation X and practical illustrations of workplace dilemmas.

T+D Magazine
She offers solid advice on how Gen Y workers can successfully navigate their newly acquired roles, through mastering communication and a set of practical soft skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422120606
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
11/03/2008
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


Tamara J. Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author and has conducted extensive research on changing demographics, employee values, and how successful organizations work. She is President of The Concours Institute, a member of BSG Alliance. She is coauthor of the book Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent.

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Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Its an easy, interesting read that doesnt take up much of Gen Y's precious time. As a member of Gen Y, this book was very helpful to me and I highly recommend this book. If you are a parent of a person born between 1980-2005, purchase this book for them this holiday season!
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