This Week in Leadership
Sustainability and the Search for Talent
Savvy firms understand that young people want to work for organizations that cut down their carbon footprints, says best-selling author Daniel Goleman.
Numerous stories in the popular press and media assert that each generation has different perceptions, values, interests, and expectations that must be satisfactorily managed if organizations are to be successful.
We reviewed the scholarly literature to ascertain whether these popular claims have any scientific merit. No study completely supported differences across all four generations. The few studies that found support for popular media claims had varying levels of scientific rigor and limited applicability with most corporations.
At this point, current HR "best practices" appear to be sufficient to foster employee engagement and resolve conflicts between the four generations.