Y in the Workplace: Managing the ''Me First'' Generation

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Flip-flops, iPods, MySpace, "Dude," Instant Messaging. Whatever happened to dress shoes, sir/ma'am, in-person meetings, and traditional work etiquette?

A workplace revolution is underway, one that is stimulating new methods of thinking, behaving, communicating, and doing business as Generation Y continues to infiltrate the workplace and influence corporate culture. This revolution is lead by approximately 73 million Gen Yers, the largest bloc ...

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Overview

Flip-flops, iPods, MySpace, "Dude," Instant Messaging. Whatever happened to dress shoes, sir/ma'am, in-person meetings, and traditional work etiquette?

A workplace revolution is underway, one that is stimulating new methods of thinking, behaving, communicating, and doing business as Generation Y continues to infiltrate the workplace and influence corporate culture. This revolution is lead by approximately 73 million Gen Yers, the largest bloc to hit the workforce since the 78 million Baby Boomers.

To help this generation successfully transition into the workplace while creating a shared vision, authors Lipkin and Perrymore provide you, the manager, with the following:

Psychological insight into the character of this generation.

Strengths and challenges that Generation Y is bringing to the workplace.

Coaching strategies and ways to hone their strengths, minimize their weaknesses, and illuminate their talents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630711
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 914,123
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicole A. Lipkin, PsyD, MBA, is the owner of Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services, LLC, a group psychology practice. Her personal practice includes executive and leadership coaching and assessment, team-building services, and coaching and training services for Generation Y employees and those who manage them.

April J. Perrymore, PsyD, owns an independent psychological practice. She specializes in working with small-business owners and entrepreneurs. Previously, she was an assistant professor of psychology, teaching and advising Generation Y.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Preface 12

Chapter 1 Flip-Flops and MySpace: Introduction to Gen Y and the Workplace 15

Chapter 2 It's All About Me (Okay, and You, Too): Self-Esteem and Generation Y 23

Chapter 3 Helicopters, Hoverers, Boomerangs and Parachutes?: Generation Y and Their Parents 51

Chapter 4 Gold Stars for Everyone: Motivation and Generation Y 73

Chapter 5 Talk 2 Me Instead of Texting Me: Communication and Generation Y 99

Chapter 6 I'm the Boss of Me: Work Ethic and Generation Y 127

Chapter 7 You Hired Me Because I'm Qualified for the Position, but I'm also a Specialist in Socializing: Generation Y and Relationships 148

Chapter 8 Managing Gen Y and Their Moods: Drugs, Attention, and Quarter-Life Crises 168

Chapter 9 Politics and Gen Y: Playing the Game Versus Choosing Not to Play the Game 187

Chapter 10 The Shoulders of Giants 203

Epilogue The Final Takeaway 214

References 216

Index 220

About the Author 224

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