New Book Warns Employers: Don't Drink the Generational Hater-ade

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While the convergence of the young, old, and technology is creating opportunity in the workpace, it is also generating clashpoints. "Don't drink the generational hater-ade," warns workforce expert/author Ira S Wolfe in his new book, Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization. "Bridging generational gaps is like controlling traffic at a four-way stop sign. To avoid collisions, drivers must give-and-take...These attempts can have disruptive implications for associations and businesses, which simultaneously must develop new leaders (geeks), challenge current leaders, retain the wisdom and skills of longtime leaders (geezers), and integrate technology including social media (googlization)."

In the workplace, in particular, each generation - Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Veterans - is struggling to exert their influence and hold on to their world views, attitudes and more so today - their positions

While the convergence of the young, old, and technology is creating opportunity in the workpace, it is also generating clashpoints. "Bridging generational gaps is like controlling traffic at a four-way stop sign. To avoid collisions, don't drink the generational hater-ade. Everyone must learn to give-and-take from each generation to keep the productivity flowing, creating a more productive and hopefully collaborative environment," warns workforce management expert/author Ira S. Wolfe.

In Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization: How to Manage the Unprecedented Convergence of the Wired, the Tired, and Technology in the Workplace, a book just released through Xlibris, Wolfe describes how each generation defines itself, the unintentional consequences of generational crowding, and how to turn this age and technology convergence into a strategic opportunity.

"In the workplace, in particular, each generation - Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Veterans - is struggling to exert their influence and hold on to their world views, attitudes and more so today - their positions," said Ira S. Wolfe, author. "These attempts can have disruptive implications for associations and businesses, which simultaneously must develop new leaders (geeks), challenge current leaders, and retain the wisdom and skills of longtime leaders (geezers).

Divided into three useful parts, Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization helps educate employers, managers, and employees about how to seize the opportunity and avoid an inevitable clash between generations. Part one of this informative book provides readers the answer to the question, "who are the generations?" The second part explores the implications of this workplace convergence of youth, experience, and technology. The last part offers hope in the form of management solutions -tips and recommendations for recruiting, managing, and motivating a multi-generational workforce.

Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization: How to Manage the Unprecedented Convergence of the Wired, the Tired, and Technology in the Workplace is an eye-opening book that helps bridge communication gaps, as well as find shared beliefs and behaviors regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or generation. For more information on this book, log on to http://www.GeeksGeezersGooglization.com.

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