The latest "me-first" generation demands so much, they say—flexible work schedules, speedy advancement, and a dress code that encompasses torn clothing. For those yearning to know how to do even more for them, Drs. Nicole Lipkin and April Perrymore, PsyD have written "Y in the Workplace: Managing the 'Me First' Generation."
The authors worked and consulted with generation Y employers and employees in their attempt to share strategies for successful Gen Y-non Gen Y interactions in the workplace.
Lipkin and Perrymore try to shed light on why this generation is the way it is (in case you just thought they were spoiled or selfish), how to help them become the best they can be, and how to integrate them into your company and work with them.
Topics covered include:
- Psychological insight into the character of Gen Yers.
- Strengths and challenges that Generation Y is bringing to the workplace.
- Coaching strategies and ways to harness their strengths, minimize their weaknesses, and illuminate their talents.
- Hope about their abilities as supervisors and managers, and about their positive impact on the future of your company.