38 Killer Strategies You Can Use to Crush Gen Conflict Now!

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Amy Lynch

Generations Expert + Idea Warrior + Entrepreneur

Category: Work Life Balance

Goodbye Trophy Kids. Hello Workaholics.

Each new generation gets slammed when it first comes to work. Generation Xers were called "Slackers." Boomers were labeled "lazy hippies" and the "Me, Me, Me" generation. When Millennials came to work a decade ago, they were called "Trophy Kids," a reference to entitlement and unearned rewards.   That was then. This is now. Nearly half the workforce is Millennial, and more than 25% of them are managers. Millennials have outgrown their bad... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Monday, July 10, 2017

Vaca Dread Hits Every Generation.

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Posted by Amy Lynch at Thursday, June 29, 2017

Gen Differences Are Everywhere.

The first place we tend to recognize generational differences is at work. But no matter where we go, we slosh around in a stew of different generations. Do these sound familiar?  • Your family is trying to plan a beach trip for next year. The Boomers have their calendars planned til 2035 (or the apocalypse, whichever comes first), but the Millennials can’t commit to next year. They’re still on Snapchat deciding where to go tonight. You argue with family... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Thursday, March 9, 2017

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

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

Managing Millennials: Redefining Loyalty

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Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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

Managing Millennials who just don't get 'On the Clock'

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Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Which Generation Are You REALLY at Work?

Sure, you were born into a generation. But then you went to work and encountered a culture shaped by generations before you. Company culture reflects the people who founded and grew the place. In order to succeed, you may have adopted ways of doing business from an earlier era.  Maybe you're a surreptitious Silent. Or not. In fact, if you’re curious, far-sighted or just plain rebellious, you may behave like a generation younger than you age... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dinks, Sleep and the American Dream: Gen X Finds Balance

As Gen X entered the workplace, the world went digital and the economy slowed. Both changes made the work week longer. Always-able Gen X has adapted in clever ways. Like watching less TV (fewer hours than slacker Booms) and putting in work hours after putting the kids to bed. And then there are the major changes, like having fewer kids, and having them later.  How has Gen X adapted? They sleep less for starters. The "sandwich" generation squeezed between aging... Read More
Posted by Amy Lynch at Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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