It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Generation X?

Posted On August 14, 2017

Dust off that cape, Generation X. No, not that one. The other one. The one with the big S on it. You’re being called upon to save the country. From millennials. In a recent piece for the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Hennessey ticked off all the usual criticisms of the “participation […]

Categories: Generation X, Generations, Workplace

Telecommuting? Maybe teleco-NO!

Posted On August 4, 2017

Technology and millennial demands for flexibility have conspired to convince many companies to allow their employees to not bother coming into the office. With the internet, remote messaging systems and cloud technology, there doesn’t seem to be much reason in many industries for employees to be corralled under the same roof. While the advantages of […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Pop goes the workplace: The rise of flash organizations

Posted On July 28, 2017

You know all about startups. But have you heard about pop-ups? In an economy where layoffs and job insecurity are becoming the norm and employers are trying to do more with less, pop-up employment or “flash organizations” may be an emerging trend in certain industries. Flash organizations are loosely knit teams of freelancers, often who […]

Categories: Workplace

That Girl Can Code!

Posted On July 24, 2017

Women have made a lot of gains in the workplace, and many of those gains have been accomplished or expanded upon by millennials. Computing and the tech industry remain largely male-dominated fields, however. According to National Center for Women and Information Technology, only 26 percent of computing jobs in the 2016 U.S. workforce were held […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Women, Work, Workplace

Preparing millennials for the grind: Not everyone gets a trophy in college football, or the working world

Posted On July 11, 2017

College football coaches find inspiration and motivational tips in a variety of places, from generals to CEOs to children battling cancer. It doesn’t matter where the lesson comes from, only that it is powerful enough to have an effect on a group of 18- to 23-year-old men who spend most of their time in the […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

Leading Multi-Generational Teams

Posted On July 6, 2017

If I mention the term “Generation X,” what’s the first word that pops in your mind? Is it “slackers?” When you think of millennials, do you automatically think of someone who has a feeling of entitlement, who is likely to leave a job at the drop of a hat if it doesn’t match their preconceived […]

Categories: Work, Workplace

Are Changing Ethics a Reflection of Life Stages? Let’s hope…

Posted On May 17, 2017

Has relativism taken over in the digital age? Are millennials more likely to believe the ends justify the means? Does the largest generation in today’s workplace believe that ethics are negotiable in business? The Wall Street Journal recently cited an EY survey that would seem to say so – or at least that it’s more […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Millennials in the Workplace

Posted On April 29, 2017

By Sarah Allen, Community Manager, NucleusLife By now it’s easy to tell that Millennials have entered today’s workforce with a very different set of values and desires than previous generations. Growing up in a constantly connected world has given them a different perspective on company loyalty, work-life balance, career trajectory, and coworkers. There are an […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Belichick Keeps Teaching Us How To Win

Posted On April 24, 2017

A couple months ago, I wrote in this space about New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s disdain for social media – “I’m not on SnapFace and all that,” he famously said last season – and the fact that most of us can’t afford to be so blasé about it. In a recent interview with CNBC, […]

Categories: Work, Workplace

Stand and deliver is still in demand. And will be forever.

Posted On March 29, 2017

Many names have been coined for millennials – most of which are unflattering – but one that may come closer to hitting the mark than most is the Emoji Generation. With more and more communication being done on screens small enough to fit into a pants pocket, this has become the age of speaking with […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

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