Oakland, California (PressExposure) June 11, 2007 -- BABY BOOMER EXODUS MAY TRIGGER KNOWLEDGE LOSS according to Dr. Kearney, the founder of Kearney & Associates: The Experts' Alliance, and, for that reason, her company has designed a workshop in response to client requests and concerns.
Although the program was designed for corporate clients and as an in-house program for executives and managers, requests led to it being offered as a public workshop. The first such workshop will be offered on June 22, 2007, at the Holiday Inn Express in Tracy, California.
The economic growth and stability of the past few years was fueled to a great extent by the so-called Baby Boomer generation. They literally created the present work patterns, invested long hours, and gave major contributions to the development of the U.S. economy. That group, the first of whom were born in 1946, is now moving rapidly toward retirement With that retirement, they will take with them a knowledge base that is vital to corporate success.If the loss of that knowledge base were the only problem, that would be bad enough, but there is another issue that is equally as critical. There is a communication gap that exists between the present generation of corporate executives and the members of the "X" and "Y" generations who will soon make up the entire workforce. The values systems, motivational patterns, and work ethics are not the same as those of the Baby Boomers, and the result is a communication gap that will play havoc with corporate success.
Is this an impossible situation? No, but it can be if those in authority do not learn to understand the communication barriers that most likely exist between them and these two groups. Kearney & Associates: The Experts' Alliance is a training and consulting company that has watched the changes that have occurred since the company's founding in 1983, and their work in present-day corporations alerted them to the pending disaster. Their research led them to design and offer the workshop mentioned above and a generational analysis chart that provides an overview of the forces that impacted the attitudes and thinking patterns of three generations of workers and the points that managers need to understand if the communication gaps are to be closed. Those who would like a copy of this chart may send their request to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for the research document, but a S/H fee of $3.50 will be billed and can be paid by check or by VISA or a MC.