Thursday, August 16, 2007

Gen Y vs. Gen X vs. Baby Boomers

It's like an abstract game of Rock-Scissors-Paper, but I wouldn't want to say who beats who and in reality, it really is NOT a competition but rather a collaboration.

I'll admit I'm super interested in this subject, especially considering, I'm involved in this new evolution or rather "Revolution" of workers. But my imagination was frenzied today when a worker asked me to be in a Diversity Panel and I would represent the Male for the Gen Y Faction. I'm floored.

For those who don't know, for the first time in history we have all three of these generations engaging in the workplace, and it's causing for some serious culture shock. And I'm not just talking about iPods and text messaging, I mean the schemas of former generations of workers as they pertain to performance appraisals, expected attendance, dress code, and busywork all have been violated. Check this article out for a starter...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

MBA + Reading = Insight??

I say this because, I don't know. I'm kind of a sceptic due to the fact that I've read several blogs on the "Personal MBA" I have to say... my first couple readings for my Business and Leadership class really has me thinking about the BIZ. I initially thought that this "Busy Work" I've been assigned would just be that ..."Busy", just things to keep my wheel spinning with nowhere to go.

But my first reading was on Scientfic Management and Frederick Taylor's obsession with efficiency. This story mirrors some the same tactics used by my same employer. Interersting.

Now, I'm reading about the Hawthorne's Experiments, this kind of tapped briefly into "informal relationships" and how it effects employees on a social context within the workplace.

It's kind of strange because awhile ago, I picked this article up from BusinessWeek for the Never Eat Alone Blog Site.