The Current Workforce Is Multi Generational Essay

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Peter Drucker said, “The best way to predict the future, is to create it.” The current workforce is multi-generational. The Millennial, born between 1980 and 2000, will soon dominate our workforce and will certainly be our future (Moon, 2014). Stereotypes plague the Millennial generation. Needy, selfish and entitled are a few of the adjectives used to describe them. The millennial generation grew up in the era of the helicopter parent and the participation trophy. Millennials have been groomed to expect feedback. Merriam-Webster defines communication as the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, and feelings, to someone else. This definition of communication implies communication is a simple process. Unfortunately, communication is far from simple. O’Rourke presented this definition in Management Communication; “Communication is the transfer of meaning” (p. 26). Managers have the responsibility to transfer meaning as it relates to job performance by offering feedback. Feedback can be positive or negative. The goal of negative feedback is to assess employee weaknesses, find solutions for these gaps and identify how the manager can assist with facilitating the solutions.
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Forbes.com lists communication as one of the top ten skills employers want. Communication involves the ability to listen and communicate effectively in both the verbal and written format. The millennial…

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