Generation Y this and Generation X that. Generational issues in the workplace are quite the hot topic in businesses and nonprofits around the country, but the focus is always on the youngins and how they are impacting the office dynamics. We recently ran across a fabulous book by Indy’s own Nancy Ahlrichs, Igniting Gen B & Gen V, that approaches this topic from the perspective of Baby Boomers and Veteran workers.
With all the talk being centered around younger workers, older workers potential and strengths are often over looking. Nancy Ahlrichs focuses on the fact that full engagement of the entire workforce is really what we are striving for and that to focus efforts on older workers will help organizations jump leaps and bounds above others.
She outlines the 5 truths that ignite performance:
1. We get what we expect.
2. We get what we reward.
3. We get what we encourage.
4. We get what we enable.
5. We get what we measure.
This book is such a valuable resource to exploring workplace issues from the Generation B and V perspective and will definitely leave you with a number of ideas to engage all workers. Check it out.