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WICT Southern California: Surviving Five Generations in One Workplace
May 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
“But I need me time!”
When faced with a young employee looking at her disappointingly after being told she needed to work over a holiday, author Dr. Joanna Dodd Massey did what many Gen X managers do. She thought to herself, “I’ve worked through every vacation I ever took!” But, instead of reacting, she paused and found a compromise to serve both the company and her employee. Americans are experiencing a culture revolution unlike anything we have seen since the 1960’s. Millennial’s and Gen Z are nearly half of the U.S. population and, as consumers and employees, they are dramatically changing the way we work.
In Culture Shock: Surviving Five Generations In One Workplace, Dr. Massey, a communications expert with a Ph. D. in psychology and an MBA, does a deep dive into the five generations at work, examining how they behave and why. Using a humorous and candid writing style, Dr. Massey breaks the news to her cantankerous colleagues that resistance is futile, and they need to change or risk becoming irrelevant in the not-so-distant future.
Her book “Culture Shock: Surviving Five Generations in One Workplace” can be found here.