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Challenge your young professionals or say goodbye

OfficeThe debate over multigenerational workforces just won't go away, and if you haven't been paying attention, you'd better start now.

I'm talking about this Wall Street Journal article by Emily Meehan. I read it and one word came to mind: "Wow." We've known for a while that today's young professionals have different mindsets and attitudes when it comes to work, but no other resource has captured those differences for me quite like this article. It starts with the following two paragraphs:

"Jacqui Buschor is frustrated. The top managers at the trade association where she works aren't implementing her ideas, she says. The 22-year-old has been at the Columbus, Ohio, nonprofit for five months, and she's tired of it.

"Ms. Buschor took the job because she wanted to make a difference and be creative. 'If the organization doesn't make that possible, there's no reason for me to be there,' she says."

If that doesn't make you sit up and take notice, I'm not sure what will. Read more here.

An MACPA town hall meeting on June 18 focused, in part, on multigenerational workforces. Find out what MACPA Exeuctive Director Tom Hood had to say about the issue by downloading our town hall resources.

And special thanks to Robert Jensen, who referenced the Journal's article in a recent post on the CPAS-L listserve.


Bill Sheridan