Stockton, CA (PressExposure) May 05, 2009 -- According to Dr. Elizabeth Kearney, the business world faces more than an economic crisis. It faces a generational crisis. For one of the first time in history there are 4 generations actively engaged in the business world--the Traditionalists, the Baby Boomers, the X Generation, and the Millennials, and there is a pressing need to ensure that those in business can successfully cross the generational divide and create a business climate that taps the talents of all 4 generations.
According to Dr. Kearney, "Unfortunately, many of those actively engaged in business are finding it difficult to work harmoniously with the youngest generation, the Millennials, since the goals, behaviors, and interactive skills of the youngest of the workforce members have in many instances been shaped by what is often called "helicopter parents." Many of these parents have continued to support, guide, and nurture their Millennial children well into adulthood. The resulting confusion and collisions have created barriers that prevent the remarkable skills of this generation from being fully appreciated and utilized.
So, what's the answer? Dr. Kearney cautions those in the businessworld to take the time to better understand their newest associates. As a means of helping them to do so, she designed an interactive quiz and posted it on her web site, and those who take it can also download a White Paper that will provide background information and guidelines for moving forward while effectively integrating these highly creative independent thinkers into their staffs. For those companies interested in learning even more and devising approaches to ensure that they tap and utilize the talents of this generation, Dr. Kearney and her Associates can provide the consulting and training help that's needed.
One of the interesting things about Dr. Kearney is her willingness to share her findings with fellow business leaders, and she invites them to go to her website, take the quiz (which is really fun), and download the White Paper. As she says, "our goal is the success of our business associates."