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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 Jobs of the Future are YET to be Written

POSTED ON February 2nd  - POSTED IN Future Of Business

I’ve been told I’m a fatalist. Perhaps I am. For all the research I’ve done on the Future of Work and among the amazing peers I’ve collaborated with in this category, it is so clear to me that the past definitely does NOT dictate the future. As the image implies, there was a time when […]

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 […]

Boomer Think Tank: A Definition of Leadership Today

POSTED ON October 4th  - POSTED IN ArCompany

On our Think Tanks this month we are tackling what is the definition of leadership today. We are looking at the topic from each generation’s viewpoint in order to measure how much progress has been made, and what challenges still exist. This month, our panel included: Rick Rice – Corporate communications and crisis management consultant […]

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 […]

A Revealing Look at the Impact of Silos

POSTED ON September 10th  - POSTED IN Future Of Business

For years I worked in siloed environments. I’m sure we all have. But back then, I’m not sure we really knew what “silo” meant. We do now. I looked up this definition today: a horizontal container, or tower, often cylindrical in shape a strengthened underground position in which missile systems are sited for protection against attack […]

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 […]

Millennial Think Tank: Mentorship in Today’s Workplace

POSTED ON August 30th  - POSTED IN Millennial Matters

The American worker stays at one job for an average of 4.5 years. For Millennials, that number is even lower. How does a business develop future leaders if they’re not sure they’ll be around to lead AT THEIR COMPANY? What do Millennials need most out of mentorship? We gathered members of our Think Tank to […]