When Generations Collide (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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If your workplace feels like a battle zone and colleagues sometimes act like adversaries, you ore not alone. Today four generations glare at one another across the conference table, and the potential for conflict and confusion has never been greater.

  • Traditionalist employees with their "heads down, onward and upward" attitude live out a work ethic shaped during the Great Depression.
  • Eighty million Baby Boomers vacillate between their overwhelming need to succeed and their growing desire to slow down and enjoy life.
  • Generation Xers try to prove themselves constantly yet dislike the image of being overly ambitious, disrespectful, and irreverent.
  • Millennials, new to the workforce, mix savvy with social conscience and promise to further change the business landscape.

This insightful book provides hands-on methods to close the generation gaps. With effective tools to recruit, retain, motivate, and manage each generation, you can now create teamwork, not war, in today's highperformance workplace . . . where at any age, productivity is what counts.

  

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Review: When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work

User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

Well....this explains alot... Helpful in my every day interactions with all ages. Engaging and informative read. The authors are also excellent work shop presenters! Read full review

Review: When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work

User Review  - Dorene - Goodreads

For the past few years I have been interested in the fascinating dynamics of the different generations in the workplace. Among other things, I have found that the nuances of this subject can change ... Read full review

Contents

WHO ARE THE GENERATIONS
1
FROM WORLD WAR II TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB
10
THE TIEDYED PREPPY
36
RACE RELIGION GENDER WHAT NEXT?
42
PUTTING THE GENERATIONS TO WORK
49
FROM A GOLD CLOCK TO FOUNDERS STOCK
70
SCORING A PERFECT 10 ON THE BALANCE BEAM
97
SITTING ON A PORCH SWING DRINKING METAMUCIL?
122
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
199
HERES YOUR BOSS AND BENEFITS THERES THE BATHROOM
215
RETAINING AND MANAGING THE GENERATIONS
235
IS NO NEWS REALLY GOOD NEWS?
253
THE SCHOOL BELL IS RINGING MORE LOUDLY THAN EVER
275
MINDING YOUR GENERATIONAL Ps AND Qs
308
CONNECTING OVER THE KUNG PAO
319
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
329

IS FUN REALLY THE FWORD?
141
RECRUITING THE GENERATIONS
149
WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO WORK FOR YOU?
163
READY AIM HIRE
180
BIBLIOGRAPHY
337
READERS GUIDE
353
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Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman are nationally recognized public speakers, generational experts, and cultural translators as well as coauthors of When Generations Collide. They are cofounders of BridgeWorks, a highly successful twelve-year-old research, speaking, and training company focused exclusively on the generations at work. Their clients include high-profile companies such as 3M, American Express, Best Buy, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Disney, Ford Motor Company, General Mills, and Procter & Gamble, as well as stellar organizations such as AARP, the American Bankers Association, the Conference Board, the Internal Revenue Service, the National Security Agency, and the United Way. Lancaster lives in Sonoma, California, and Stillman lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman are nationally recognized public speakers, generational experts, and cultural translators as well as coauthors of When Generations Collide. They are cofounders of BridgeWorks, a highly successful twelve-year-old research, speaking, and training company focused exclusively on the generations at work. Their clients include high-profile companies such as 3M, American Express, Best Buy, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Disney, Ford Motor Company, General Mills, and Procter & Gamble, as well as stellar organizations such as AARP, the American Bankers Association, the Conference Board, the Internal Revenue Service, the National Security Agency, and the United Way. Lancaster lives in Sonoma, California, and Stillman lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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