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Generation Blend : Managing Across the Technology Age Gap.

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Author/Creator:
Salkowitz, Rob.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2008.
Series:
Microsoft Executive Leadership Ser.
Microsoft Executive Leadership Ser. ; v.3
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (272 pages)
Subjects:
Older people -- Employment.
Older people -- Attitudes.
Technological innovations.
Technology and older people.
Management.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
If you want to engage, motivate, and retain young workers without driving the veteran workers away, Generation Blend can help you. This timely book explores how generational attitudes toward technology affect issues as diverse as recruitment and retention, employee training, management decision-making, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and work/life balance. Looking to solve the puzzle of productivity across the technology age gap? Start with Generation Blend.
Contents:
Intro
Generation Blend
Microsoft Executive Leadership Series: Series Foreward
Contents
Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
TECHNOLOGY AS THE LOCUS OF CONFLICT
TECHNOLOGY AS THE ENABLER OF POTENTIAL
WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT GENERATIONAL ATTITUDES TOWARD TECHNOLOGY?
GENERATION BLEND
Chapter 2: Changing Workforce, Changing Work
THE LOOMING SKILLS SHORTAGE
HOW TECHNOLOGY CHANGES WORK
DISRUPTIVE IMPACTS OF TECHNOLOGY
OUTLOOK
Chapter 3: Understanding the Generations
LIFE STAGES AND GENERATIONS
GENERATIONAL ANALYSIS AS A FORECASTING METHODOLOGY
GENERATION VS. GENERALIZATION: A FEW CAVEATS
WHAT IS A GENERATIONAL ATTITUDE?
GENERATIONAL ATTITUDES AND WORKSTYLES
OUTLOOK
Chapter 4: Older Workers: Blending Experience with Technology
THE SILENT GENERATION
OLDER BOOMERS
GROWING UP PRE-DIGITAL
TECHNOLOGY ISSUES FACING OLDER WORKERS
WHY IT MATTERS: CAPTURING KNOWLEDGE
OUTLOOK
Chapter 5: Younger Workers: With Great Potential Comes Great Expectations
WHO ARE THE MILLENNIALS?
MILLENNIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
MILLENNIALS IN THE WORKFORCE
WHY IT MATTERS: MANAGED INNOVATION
OUTLOOK
Chapter 6: Generation X-ecutive: Leadership from the Outside In
LATE-WAVE BOOMERS
GENERATION X
Gen X IN THE WORKFORCE
MIDCAREER WORKERS: TECHNOLOGY CREATED IN THEIR IMAGE
WHY IT MATTERS: BECOMING LEADERS
OUTLOOK
Chapter 7: Reintegrating Older Workers into the Connected Information Workplace
THE DIGITAL AGE GAP
SERVING THE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS
LEARNING STYLE OF OLDER ADULTS
FIRST STEPS
MOVING BEYOND THE BASICS
BRINGING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TO THE CONNECTED WORKPLACE
BECOMING COMFORTABLE IN THE DIGITAL CULTURE
NAVIGATING UNMANAGED INFORMATION SPACE
CONNECTING THE GENERATIONS
KEEPING PACE WITH RAPID CHANGE.
WHAT OTHER ORGANIZATIONS CAN LEARN FROM OATS
OUTCOMES
Chapter 8: Ambassadors of the Future: Turning to Younger Workers for Strategic Insights
MICROSOFT AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
SCENARIO PLANNING
FOLLOWING UP: BOARD OF THE FUTURE 2005
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY: THE PERCEPTION STUDY
REFINING THE SCENARIOS: CHARACTERS AND NARRATIVES
FORECASTS
OUTCOMES
Chapter 9: Across the Digital Age Gap
ARE YOU CLEARLY EXPLAINING THE BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY?
ARE YOU PROVIDING A BUSINESS CONTEXT FOR YOUR TECHNOLOGY POLICIES?
ARE YOU MAKING THE TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBLE TO DIFFERENT WORKSTYLES?
DOES YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE SUPPORT YOUR TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY?
ARE YOU BUILDING BRIDGES, NOT WALLS?
FINAL THOUGHTS
Acknowledgments
Index.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Salkowitz, Rob Generation Blend
ISBN:
9780470285763
9780470193969
OCLC:
212833798
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