I'm having a bit of a Millennials moment. I'm sick of the coverage about Millennials, also known as Generation Y. Here's the story line: Generation Y will change the world as the first digital natives. They will change business practices and IT as we know it. You must adapt to Millennials. You're not caring enough to manage a Millennial. Haven't we heard this before? Anyone … [Read more...] about Millennials: Will they really reinvent IT?
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In my day, we drove ourselves 10 miles to school and back and we liked it. Don’t be surprised at hearing this spin on an old platitude, as the recent J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Tech Choice Study revealed that younger people are more open to changing automotive technology than their elders are. This should impact the acceptance of automated features as more car makers … [Read more...] about Analysts lay out conflict between old fogies and youngbloods on self-driving tech
Does your computer have a city mouse or a country mouse? Freelancing is increasing in the U.S., especially among Generation Z individuals and millennials, and they don’t all live in cities. A sizeable portion of freelancers have taken to rural life, enabled by technology, according to Fast Company.Freelancing in America: 2016, an online study conducted … [Read more...] about The simple life: Generation Z and millennial freelancers head to the country
The growing repertoire of gadgets at our disposal, from smartphones to televisions, may make it easier to work, play and connect with one another. Unfortunately, these devices may also be making us very, very tired.According to the 2011 “Sleep in America” poll, conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 95 percent of Americans ages 13 to 64 use some type of … [Read more...] about Gadget usage causes lack of sleep, study finds
In a Microsoft Windows Phone television commercial, a brawl breaks out among guests during a wedding that pits iPhone and Android users against each other. One of the Android users tells an older iPhone user, "Aren't you a little young to have an iPhone?" It's a swipe against older people, like my father, who fear new technology and cling to the iPhone for its simplicity. These … [Read more...] about Analyzing Mobile Phone Choice by Age Is Risky Business
Whether you were born in the swinging sixties or are part of the slacker generation, some security experts say generational social influences can give you bad habits and make you an office liability.The workplace is now comprised largely of three distinct generations; The Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y — also known as Millennials or the Echo Boom. CSOonline … [Read more...] about Does Your Generation Pose an Office Security Risk?
The generation gap. It's a term that has been used for decades to describe the differences between people in various age groups. Corporations are constantly considering what makes different generations tick when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees. But security experts say companies also need to examine age-based perspectives and habits when it comes to risk … [Read more...] about Security and the Generational Divide
Conventional wisdom says it's good to be young. That by the time you've been around long enough to understand how everything works, you're too old to enjoy it. Well, I'm going to challenge that and take on an issue that's become a personal and professional battleground for many of you.You see, jobs are at a premium and it's not at all clear which generation, if any, is being … [Read more...] about 10 things that get better (or worse) with age
Managing a workforce that is becoming increasingly diverse in age is no small task for many employers. A new study from Robert Half Management Resources reveals that communication is the most difficult aspect of managing a workplace comprising as many as four different generations of employees.Specifically, 30 percent of the executives surveyed said communications skills are … [Read more...] about Bridge the Gap: Communicating With a Multigenerational Workforce
The next generation of employees is getting ready to enter the workforce and they have a much different outlook on what they want out of their careers than those who have come before them, new research finds. The study from the job search site Monster revealed that soon-to-be professionals from Generation Z, those born between 1994 and 2010, are more driven by money … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for the Next Generation of Workers?