Aug 27, 2013

The Disconnect Between Aging Management and the Younger Workforce
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"Technology has exceeded our humanity"

“Technology has exceeded our humanity” (Photo credit: Toban B.)

I am part of what is being called “The Millennials”. We are a group that is embracing technology changes within the workforce, and are pushing to see more technology in the workforce. Because of the economy many of the  “Baby Boom” generation still need to work, which is leaving little opening for the new groups.

This article discusses how, in the coming years as the Baby Boom generation does start to retire, the technological changes in companies will become rapid and quick to meet with the change in technology. Millennials will also be given higher levels of responsibility because there will be a gap in the amount of workers once the Baby Boomers leave.

What do you think about this new trend? Do you agree, or think the article is being unfair to Baby Boomers who are embracing change and keeping up with technology?

The Disconnect Between Aging Management and the Younger Workforce – Brian Solis.

 

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  • Nas550

    I don’t think the article is unfair to baby boomers. I do believe there will be quite an interesting period that will come into play in the coming years. The millennials have largely been exposed to tons of technological advancements in their developing years. Thought processes have undoubtedly been affected to solve problems at faster rates while increasing efficiency. Hence the employ of greater responsibility for the younger workers. Why hire several new employees when One can handle the job? Especially one that needs to pay off perhaps 100k in college expenses and debt accrued to land the position. Companies can/are taking advantage of this and cutting costs as the older generation retires and the younger are forced to work longer hours with more responsibilities. Quite a situation is poised to rear its ugly head very soon…

    • Laurie

      Great great response! I agree with what you saying 100%. I am with you on those college expenses as well. Goodness gracious. 🙁

      I believe we are about to see a huge gap in the work force, and most of us “Millennials” are going to have to pick up work longer and harder to fill in the gap that this amazing generation will leave us with. I think it will be very interesting to see how this all plays out. Now the next question..Do we think the Millennials are ready to fill these big shoes? 🙂

      • Nas550

        Actually, I think we can. I’m leaning towards the optimistic side because I feel we’ve been groomed for this. We tackle and approach obstacles with an open mind . Resources are almost limitless in terms of information available. I do believe the beginning will be rocky, but it is up to us to determine the direction of our future. If we choose not to follow greed and stop capitalizing off people who need to get out of debt, things will surely smooth out. We are a generation of thinkers first and it is in that hope that I feel we can predict repeated pitfalls in society and work towards a more harmonious future.


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Laurie Thompson is the ship’s captain at SiteMast, where WordPress and Social Media meet. She obtained SiteMast over a year ago, and is thrilled to keep SiteMast’s legacy going for the coming years. Originally, SiteMast dealt with WordPress only, but slowly and surely the boat is sailing into the busy waters of Social Media. Laurie’s goal is to help smaller companies dive into the WordPress and Social Media waters, and have a smooth sailing experience.

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