The title of the paper says it all, Generational Encounters: Goodbye Boomers, Welcome Millennials!
What a treat when a student member from the University of Baltimore gets inspired from our NYPN Generational Symposium, gets approval to write a research paper on generations and then presents it to the MACPA Board of Directors in May, 2014. Pictured is MACPA Past-Chair Byron Patrick, Tanyeka Alexander (student), Tom Hood, and Professor Dalton Tong.
She started her presentation with her story of why this topic intrigued her…
Attending the Generational Symposium in July, 2013. Held by NYPN, a dynamic group within the MACPA. The event was lectured by Tom Hood CPA,CITP,CGMA.
I left the event with a thirst to explore more about generational controversies in the workplace. Particularly those generational cohorts leaving and approaching the career world.
There is a clash of ideals brewing in today’s workplace: on the one side is the Baby Boomers who are in charge, experienced…and used to getting things done their way; on the other is the Millennials who possess superior technical skills, are hardworking, but have different strategies for life– they have different definitions of success…
Millennials want meaningful jobs:
Millennials are attracted to organizations that:
She offers advice to her generation and what Millennials need to know:
She concuded with the following points:
Change is inevitable, the Millennials have arrived. Now what?
The focus should be on welcoming them to the workforce and encouraging the retiring Baby Boomers to impart their wisdom to prepare and empower the Millennials in order to sustain future success of the organization.
What to do about the entry of Millennials into the workplace:
Understand them. Embrace them. Engage them. Retain them.
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