As the Millennials ascend into management positions over the next several years, they will simultaneously become the largest generation in the workforce. While the Millennials won’t formally “take over” (no single generation ever runs things on its own), they will serve as a kind of “secret decoder ring” for all of us, helping clarify what the future of business will look like, post revolution. Change is coming, and smart organizations will start making the necessary adjustments today to stay ahead.
A recent study has set out to determine the role our culture (both in terms of organization and society) plays in our creativity levels. The study, conducted by Canadian researcher Gad Saad from Concordia University, looked at the creative habits of employees from a collectivist society (Taiwan) and a more individualistic one (Canada).
We have seen some remarkable changes in the landscape of work. Looking back, these changes seem small, but each contributed to a growing momentum, which when added together, provide a clear path to where we are today and where we are heading. Let’s take a look at some of these.
Forbes.com’s Dan Schawbel believes millennials will continue to play a pivotal role in the global workplace trends we see next year. In 2015, millennials are set to become the largest percentage of the workforce for the first time. A generation that is vocal about their demand for a better work/life balance have naturally placed a higher value on a flexible and mobile work environment.
Too often, employees lack the time or the permission to follow the ideas they come up with, and as a result, many ideas languish. How can organizations get better at implementation of innovation? How can they convert more of those ideas into bottom line results? The following three steps are a good place to start.
No business can afford to have wasted time at work, especially when growth and profitability is directly tied to how productive your employees are. So check out this super cool infographic that identifies the top three reasons people waste their time at work, so that you can find possible solutions to eliminating them.
Is it wise to entrust sensitive documents to a faceless corporation, even if it is Google? The Terms of Service language is the biggest point of contention as it grants Google a “a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative work..." But what about small businesses?
During my presentation yesterday on social media in the workplace at RecruitTech I spoke briefly about the “Facebook Five” and felt I would expand on my comments here. In summary six (it was five) NSW prison officers are being threatened with being fired over comments they made on a Facebook page “...