Toxic Workplaces: How to Stay Positive
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Keeping a positive mindset in a toxic work environment can be an extremely difficult task. I've spent some time in toxic work places and motivating workplaces and there is a vast difference between employee moral …

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Young Workforce Dynamic

Submitted by on Friday, 11 March 2011One Comment
Young Workforce Dynamic

Do you often find that you drag yourself out out bed to go to work? Do you feel a lack of motivation? Although some might feel they are just in the wrong field, others are highly discouraged with the lack of career opportunities within their organization. After speaking to several young office associates in nearly a dozen different organization, the vast majority had varying complaints but succession planning and active career planning initiated by the employer were two issues that nearly everybody shared. The biggest complaint was the stigma against younger yet qualified staff rising up to senior management levels.

Its ironic how some organizations really promote talent management and promotion yet when the rubber hits the road, they are nowhere to be found to help you with your career especially the younger generation. The bad news is there are still a lot of organizations that fit this model however, the good news is more and more organizations are starting to be open to new talent given the skill set that they bring to the work force. I would be shocked to see an older senior leadership member that can really figure out this new era of social media due to the fact that they grew up on the brick and mortar model. New talent bridge this gap and come prepared with a social networking savvy background that is now engrained in their DNA. The shift to more online business channels is really opening possibilities for the younger generation. I personally met a few young executives who moved up organizations throughout switching organizations and continually striving to move up. A director’s role in a large national organization was reserved for somebody who has been in the business for 15-20 years, where as now a days the trend is moving to those with 7-10 years.

This is a really exciting time for the younger generation as the workforce is beginning to shift in their favour. Who would have thought that so many successful online ventures have surfaced that are valued in the billions and owned by individuals less than thirty. Embrace the change and welcome to the new era. This is your time…as long as you think positive along the way.

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  • Byron Massi said:

    great article, make us younger people have some hope