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Amy Lynch

Generations Expert + Idea Warrior + Entrepreneur

Category: Four Generations at Work

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Managing with Generational Intelligence: A Story

Karen managed a team of Millennials, and she was confused by the way they worked. “They were never at their desks,” she recalls, and they were always working with headphones on.” Then there was social media. “If I walked up and Pinterest was on their screen, they wouldn’t even be embarrassed about it!” So Karen told the team what she expected—that they work from their desks, and no social media of any kind. Before long, turnover spiked and... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Thursday, October 13, 2016
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Is It Time to Manage Millennials Differently?

Want Loyalty? Manage Collaboratively. Boomers expected to be loyal to the company first. The boss was just part of the package. Millennials have turned that on its head. Millennials are loyal to collaborative bosses. The company is just part of the package.  Studies across multiple industries all reveal the same evidence—the primary element making Millennials happy in their jobs is a supportive supervisor. And the primary element that makes them disengage and walk is... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Generations and the Workday. Who owns your time?

Have you seen the new  Hyundai ad  about the guy who (GASP!) leaves work on time?  “When did leaving work on time because an act of courage?”  the voiceover asks. The answer is somewhere around 1973, the year of the first oil embargo. Until then, the US economy had enjoyed a 20-year run of steady growth. In that economy, just doing your job was enough. That bought you a house, a pension, health insurance, relative security. But then the price of a... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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Generation X and Feedback: New Research

How do you like your feedback—direct and unvarnished, or softened with some praise thrown in?  We recently surveyed 1,100 employees from all generations and got surprising results. In our research, we gave people several options about feedback and asked them to choose which they preferred. Two very different options were: 1.  I want straight talk. Sugar coating wastes time. 2.  Take your time and tell me the good things along with the bad. ... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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Wanted: Supportive Supervisor

Dear BossPerson, Boomers expected to be loyal to the company first. The boss was just part of the package. Millennials have turned that on its head. Millennials are loyal to collaborative bosses. The company is just part of the package.  Studies across multiple industries all reveal the same evidence—the primary element making Millennials happy in their jobs is a supportive supervisor. And the primary element that makes them disengage and walk is an unsupportive... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Managing Millennials: Redefining Loyalty

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Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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3 Words that Convince Boomers to say YES

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Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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Why Your Boss is Younger Than You

In traditional corporate models, age and experience were major players. Your boss was your senior. That was the norm. Now that’s changing. For nearly 20 years, digital skills have upended the old model bit by bit.  In a digital economy, change happens faster. New challenges demand new solutions and new skills. Experience and seniority tend to matter less, competency and agility more. The generational layer cake breaks down even further on project teams where older... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Gen Z and Manufacturing

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Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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The Gen Z Mystery

Research about Gen Z -- also called Homelanders, iGen, Gen Edge and Globals -- is still emerging, but all indications are that they are sturdy, resourceful and willing to work. Consider this comparison chart. Before you jump for joy, consider the questions below. Every generation has its strengths and its weaknesses, and Gen Z is no exception. What will Z attributes mean for your organization? Questions to Consider If Edgers are more... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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