Excellent guide. Insights about differing views of two generations to show how it affects the workplace. -- Bookwatch, January 2006
Intriguing handbook. Section that details how Xers moms are opting out of the workforce is eye-opening. -- ForeWord, February 2006
Offers well-rounded analysis of Gen X's needs--along with ways boomer managers and X'er workers can transform their workplaces. -- Soundview Executive Book Summaries, September 2006
The Next Revolution comes to us at a good time. Managers can create lasting future for the rest of us. -- T&D Magazine, November 2005
The Sheltons offer a number of case studies of programs and policies that work. -- Book News Inc., August 2006
This fascinating book shares the views of mom and daughter. And they make some excellent points. -- Kansas City Star, November 29, 2005
From the Publisher
Employers: Get ready, because 77 million Baby Boomers are poised to retire, and their Generation X replacements only number 44 million. In a job-seeker's market, the companies that will come out ahead are those that can create X-friendly workplaces.
Gen X women: You are in a far better position than your Boomer mothers to demand and achieve exactly what you want from your job--career/life balance, and meaningful, challenging work. And that goes for Gen X men as well.
These are two of the messages found in THE NEXT REVOLUTION, by Boomer mother Charlotte Shelton and Gen X daughter Laura Shelton. The book offers the first detailed profile of the generation born between 1964 and 1977, based on surveys and interviews with 1,200 Gen Xers over a six-month period.
Employers will be surprised by what these young professionals want from their jobs. It's a wildly different corporate culture than the one dominating today's business landscape, which may explain why so many Gen X women are opting out of the full-time job market altogether, and so many Gen X men "career hop."
Learn: How Gen Xers define themselves Why Gen Xers have such different needs, preferences, and values from their Boomer parents What's behind the "new momism," the "opt-out revolution," rust-out syndrome, and other Gen X trends Real-life examples of X-friendly companies, and what other companies can learn from them Four routes Xers can take to create satisfying work Seven "Quantum Skills" Xers can use to lead change
The Sheltons' findings will prove invaluable for companies looking to attract the best and brightest young employees in the coming labor shortage. As for Gen X women, the book is a call to action to advance the workplace transformation their mothers began almost fifty years ago.