From the Inside Flap
With professionals enjoying longer careers than ever before, offices encompass multiple generations of employees. However, the rise of "the Millennials," also known as "Generation Y," has brought a new set of challenges to managers. Millennials work differently, think differently, and have a different set of priorities. This can leave non-Millennial managers, at best, confused about how to manage and motivate their teams.
That's just the short-term challenge for businesses. The long-term challenge is to find a way to win and retain top talent from this generation of workers, who are more willing than any generation before them to leave a position if they find something more interesting or more lucrative. With 50 percent of business executives set to retire in the next five years, and thousands of others poised to do the same soon after, it's essential to build up a staff of dedicated, invested Millennials in the workforce of any company that's serious about its survival.
Managing the Millennials delves into the differences between the generations at work today in businesses around the country, and digs deep to explore what makes the Millennial generation so different from the ones that came before. It identifies nine crucial points of tension that result from clashing value systems among these generations, and then provides nine approaches to resolve clashes, build communication, nurture collaborative teams, and create long-lasting relationships across generations of colleagues.
With examples from managers and executives in every area of business, fascinating analysis of performance and behavioral patterns across generations, as well as tested techniques you can put into effect at your organization, Managing the Millennials gives you the knowledge and tactics you need to push your workforce to new levels of productivity.
From the Back Cover
"Managing the Millennials is a must-read for every leader who wants his or her organization to have a great future."
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and author of Leading at a Higher Level
"Managing the Millennials is a practical hands-on approach to understanding how generational tension gets created and what to do about it. I was fascinated by what I learned and excited about sharing it within our company."
—Robert McKnight, founder and CEO, Quiksilver, Inc.
"Managing the Millennials has taught us how to harvest the creativity and energy of a new generation and inspire those of us who lead them."
—Bruce Ratner, CEO, Forest City Ratner Companies, and principle owner, NBA New Jersey Nets
"Managing the Millennials is the first book to fuse the authors' cutting-edge concepts with a powerful and easy-to-use framework for putting their ideas into action. This is one book that I will wholeheartedly recommend to every business leader whose job includes managing people."
—Peter Economy, bestselling coauthor of Managing For Dummies and associate editor, Leader to Leader journal
"This book is timely and practical for those facing the challenge of managing across generations."
—Laura Curnutt Santana, PhD, Senior Enterprise Associate, Center for Creative Leadership