The last twelve months have hardly been like any other, for so many reasons. And it’s logical to focus on the big changes in our lives that are directly related to the pandemic. But we also are all dealing with the usual major life events, albeit under such strange circumstances. People are still graduating from college, or moving house, or starting families. Those things may not, during a pandemic, look quite the same, but we are still living our lives. And we are still – I hope! –
In my last post, I discussed the ways in which people are discovering that work doesn’t have to look the way we thought it did. There are people working from home that could never imagine operating outside of an office environment. As business travel came to a screeching halt, the most tech-phobic became videoconference frequent flyers. And the importance of non-work life – time with children and partners, working on hobbies or side gigs, and keeping up with friends and family – all received
Why do we have leaders? The answer is all in the name, right? We can’t get to where we’re going, if it’s more than one of us, without someone to lead us there. We need someone to make the tough decisions, or plan the strategy, or communicate on behalf of everyone else. Ok, yes, to all of that. But that’s what everyone else gets – the followers, if you will. What does a leader get out of being the leader? How do teams benefit leaders? The obvious answers are power, or accolades or whatever. That’s probably true –
There are countless articles on the differences in priorities and attitudes across generations, especially in the workforce. Gen Y (or Millennials, as they are often called in the U.S.) is predicted to be 75% of the global workforce by 2025. Whether one finds the conclusions varying, contradictory or cliché is a matter of debate. But what is overwhelmingly true is that these articles are based primarily, if not exclusively, on the US population. But are global generational differences the same as in the United States, which naturally has its own specific cultural and political references?
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