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Generation Y: why young job seekers want more than money

Generation Y: why young job seekers want more than money | Positive futures | Scoop.it
New research shows Millennials are less interested in financial security and more concerned with job fulfilment

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What makes you rich?  Maybe not money...

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Chad Manske's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:05 PM

Setting aside the specifics of this piece and focusing on the general traits of the millenials provides valuable insight to leading and managing this ever-growing segment of the workforce.  Gen X'ers like myself, and baby boomer bosses MUST study millenial trends and characteristics if we are to effectively lead, manage and work with them.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 21, 2014 5:45 PM

I don't think it is just Gen Y. I left a great paying job. because I was doing someone's work besides what made me whole. I think there are many others like me, who are older, who would leave if they knew how.

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Adapting the Workplace for the Next Generation - Hannah Hahn

Adapting the Workplace for the Next Generation - Hannah Hahn | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   GenX digital immigrants recall planning, organizing and interacting with one another without mobile phones, computers or the Internet. Digital natives, however, never have experienced life without technology.

   Since childhood, individuals of GenY have integrated technologies into their lives and have developed skills to naturally adapt to continuous technological progress. They have made digital technologies an inherent part of their day-to-day lives and intuitively understand them.

 

   In a 2011 study, Johnson Controls' Global Work-Place Innovation discovered which workplace areas are in a certain need of improvement, to better accommodate the arriving GenY workers:

- Bring your own technology (BYOT);

- Always connected;

- No loss of transition from home to work;

- Social networking friendly solutions;

- Collaborative solutions;

- Internal knowledge management;

- More sustainable working environment.

 


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6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Change The World - Anabel Jensen

6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Change The World - Anabel Jensen | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Anyone can change the world but few do so. At Synapse School, our Six Seconds lab school, it is our mission to create those who do, the change makers of our world. This guiding principle strikes at the heart of everything we do there and with the work of Six Seconds. I would like to share with you six basic tenets I think all change makers, young or old, need to have in order to make a real difference in this world. They aren’t ground-breaking or difficult, yet they are rare:

 

Key Concept #1: Only change yourself.

Key Concept #2: Don’t assume; ask.

Key Concept #3: Take risks.

Key Concept #4: Wait before deciding.

Key Concept #5: Know that hard work and character triumph over high-test scores.

Key Concept #6: Remember friends are more important for long life and happiness than any other element.

 


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Stop Cataclysmic Climate Change: Take Action Now - Jim Kim

Stop Cataclysmic Climate Change: Take Action Now - Jim Kim | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   This week the World Bank released a new scientific report that paints a sobering picture of our future if we fail to “Turn Down the Heat” (http://bit.ly/UO5GNq) and put the brakes on climate change. With greenhouse gas emissions still rising, the world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. That could trigger cataclysmic changes – extreme heat waves, crop-choking droughts, rising seas and floods affecting hundreds of millions of people.

 

   This isn’t a future any of us wants for our children. The World Bank commissioned the report by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research to help us understand the science and the potential impact of a 4-degree world.

   One conclusion was that the poorest countries and the poorest people are expected to suffer the most. The report foresees inundated coastal cities, increasing risks to food production, water scarcity in many regions, more frequent tropical cyclones, and irreversible loss of biodiversity. Some of the most vulnerable cities are in Mozambique, Madagascar, Mexico, Venezuela, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

 


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Generation Y Workers Need to Understand Performance on the Job Matters - Jane & Marcus Buckingham

Generation Y Workers Need to Understand Performance on the Job Matters - Jane & Marcus Buckingham | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   We’ve all heard about how millennials have been raised by “helicopter parents,” who hover over them and protect them from criticism and disappointment. The result is a “teacup” generation of young people who may appear outwardly perfect, but are easily shattered.

 

   For years, they have regularly been given pats on the back, often just for showing up. They made it to the end of the soccer season – fantastic, everyone gets a trophy! They took a test – how amazing!

 

   When they finally join the workforce, it’s no wonder members of Gen Y expect a promotion just for being on time to work for six weeks straight.

   If we want to (p)reframe this generations mindset, it’s necessary to first understand their perspective, especially in the following four ways:

1. Participation is enough;

2. Everything is customized;

3. Constant, immediate feedback is required;

4. Change must be embraced.

 


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How to Change Your Future

How to Change Your Future | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Want to be more successful? Change the way you view the world by adopting these 10 beliefs. (Don't like your results? Then change your thinking.

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