"Bridging the generational gap between cohorts is critical if organizations are to succeed in the future." --Patricia Hatley.
HICKORY, NC (PRWEB) June 22, 2013
Much has been said about the Millennials or Gen Ys as is most commonly known. few authors and leadership specialists speak to creating understanding of “all” the generations. Even more shocking, is that even today, a small percentage of leaders consider generational preferences and values when developing diversity strategies.
In "4 Generations @ Work: Leading from Conflict to Collaboration," author Patricia Hatley explains that organizational leaders are scrambling to find solutions to what has become the world’s most challenging issue—how to effectively integrate the multiple generations in the workplace to arrive at results. The digital world is changing the way people think, work, learn, shop, and live.
Never has diversity and inclusiveness programming been as important to organizational success as it is now, and will become even more so over the next decade. Today’s workplace is becoming increasingly heterogeneous, a trend that will continue to evolve.
“Bridging the generational gap between cohorts is critical if organizations are to succeed in the future,” author and leadership specialist Patricia Hatley said. “Yet few organizational leaders look at generational preferences when developing diversity strategies.”
Furthermore, Hatley tells us, “Leadership preferences have changed. No longer is fear-based, authoritative, machine-age leadership tolerated. People are your most valuable assets, not machines. Success depends on organizational leaders’ ability to inspire people to the highest level of performance. Yet most leaders today are still in machines-and-gears mode.”
Another issue in today’s age, is that investors are looking for organizations with people-oriented cultures paired with strong accountabilities—such organizations can arrive at sustainable shareholder value more easily. Attracting and retaining top talent has become a critical issue with the generational issues, and declining birth rates has resulted in fewer candidates in the job market.
This dilemma is not confined just to the workplace—it impacts all organizations, including government, education, places of worship, non-profits, communities, and families.
"4 Generations @ Work" is for anyone who wishes to raise self-awareness, and improve relationships with all people. It is especially impactful for those who wish to become the leaders today’s world demands—leaders who strive to maximize peoples’ potential—help people succeed, and lead their organizations to success.
About Patricia Hatley:
With over 30 years experience leading teams in corporate and non-profit environments, Patricia Hatley has a passion for helping people succeed. In 2012, she published her book, “4 Generations @ Work” in which she shares generational preferences and values, as well as resulting workplace implications, and recommendations to create high performing cultures and teams—in any organization. Her research spans four years and continues today. Founder of Patricia Hatley, Inc., Coaching for Results in a Digital World, in 2013, she is a speaker; cultural coach; conducts workshops and seminars on leadership development within any organization, including community development; and is an intergenerational pro. Hatley is also a creative writer, poet, publisher and media relations specialist. A former journalist, lobbyist, and public affairs specialist, she has served in a host of leadership roles spanning her career.