As management ages and prepares to work longer than previous generations and Millennials join companies at steady rate, companies are suffering through tension and dissonance between Millennials and Boomers, and realizing that they can't just wait for management to age out to fix it. Finding productive ways to work across the generation gap is essential, and the organizations that do this well will have significant strategic advantages over those that don't. Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work addresses a very real concern of large and small businesses nationwide: how to motivate, collaborate with, and manage the millennial generation, who now make up almost 50% of the American workforce. The key is to change Boomer attitudes from disbelief and derision to acceptance and respect without giving up work standards. Using real world examples, author Lee Caraher gives leaders data-driven steps to take to co-create a productive workplace for today and tomorrow.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Lee Caraher started Double Forte in 2002 as a new kind of communications firm designed to work with the people and companies that interested her team with the best service in the business. She also serves on the board of KQED Public Media and Grace Cathedral in key leadership positions. She is the previous Chair of the Board for Community Gatepath, one of the largest nonprofits serving people with special needs in California, and the founding Chair of the Board of St. Paul’s Choir School. Lee is also a member of Entrepreneurs Only, a YPO for entrepreneurs.
Previously she was EVP at Weber Shandwick, and President and Founder of Red Whistle, a Weber Shandwick company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Boston, New York and London. During her tenure at Weber Shandwick companies, Lee managed multiple offices and upwards of 300 people, and was named in the 40 under 40 by industry publication PRWEEK. Prior to working at Weber Shandwick, Lee was with SEGA of America where she was their youngest US vice president. There she led over 500 people in Communications, Customer Service, Sega.com, and Events.
She holds a BA in history (concentrating in Medieval History) from Carleton College, which she finds useful every day. Lee lives on the San Francisco Peninsula with her husband Pete (the chief home officer of the family), two vastly different sons and Al the blind cat.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Millennial & Management: TODAY'S Dynamic
1 Boomer Reality 3
2 Kids These Days 9
3 The Millennial Mind-Set 25
Part 2 Making It Work at Work
4 Making Work Meaningful 43
5 Soliciting Input 55
6 A Good Fit on a Good Team 65
7 Meaningful Acknowledgment and Appreciation 77
8 Give Clear Direction 95
9 Feedback Is a Gift 119
10 Be Transparent 131
11 A Full-Life Approach To Work 135
12 Access Up the Chain 151
13 Mutual Mentorship 161
14 Outline Career Path Options 169
Conclusion: Putting It All Together: Making It Work at Work 177
About the Author 207