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Today Uncertainty is the Only Certainty

POSTED ON April 7th  - POSTED IN Future Of Business, Work Culture

I had a few conversations in the span of a week with traditionalists. My definition of traditionalists: people whose expectations of the future are dictated by what they were led to believe in a world where things seemed more predictable.  Their view of how the world should be perhaps was once true… when conditions had […]

How Trust Impacts Culture in a Cross-Generational Workplace

POSTED ON February 25th  - POSTED IN Future Of Business

The foundation of any relationship: Trust. It makes sense, then, that trust is also the key ingredient to developing a successful work culture. So we must understand why trust has become increasingly important at work. And in a cross-generational workplace, we must know how trust is defined by the different generations. In relationships, trust is […]

The Cynic’s Viewpoint: Is it Possible to Construct an Organization of Caring?

POSTED ON November 10th  - POSTED IN Future Of Business

In the last two weeks I’ve become engaged conversation with colleagues who have experienced recent layoffs. Each situation was different. (Note: the names and situations have been modified)  In the first situation, Ben had been a successful banker for an established global  financial services company for over 20 years. He had progressed through the ranks, and overtime […]

A Letter to the Next Generation: Millennials, Dream Big but Keep Moving!

If there’s one thing I learned from our Think Tank Series: There is this manufactured divide that prevails between generations. The Media and the Marketing industries continue to perpetuate the differences but do not pay attention to the commonalities that binds the ages: in career, in technology consumption, in relationships and in life experience, in general. […]

The Science of Happiness and Why it’s Critical in the Workplace

POSTED ON September 22nd  - POSTED IN Future Of Business

Many companies are still unclear on what employee happiness means, how it can be measured and whether it has any relevance at all. Although most of us would agree that the pursuit of happiness should be a life goal, validating Aristotle’s argument that happiness is the whole purpose of human existence, many organizations stop short […]

GenX Think Tank: Employee Loyalty

POSTED ON September 8th  - POSTED IN Generation X Perspectives

Generation X has been fortunate to cross the chasm from the traditional view of work and careers to the quickly evolving workplace. It has come at a cost. This generation has learned to adjust, having graduated during the recession and experiencing multiple economic downturns within their lifetime. The introduction of technology during their early careers […]

Blended Generation Think Tank: Employer and Employee Loyalty

POSTED ON August 24th  - POSTED IN Blended Think Tank

As we continue our series on the Future of Work, we bring together all generations to discuss employee loyalty. In an economy that is wrought with so much instability, workforce disengagement is at its highest levels at 70%, and companies are finding it increasingly difficult to retain top talent. Disengaged workers cost the economy $300 […]