Technology in the Workplace: Merging Boomers and Millennials

Achurch

Millennials were the first wave of technologists, but many people from Gen Z are also entering the workforce. Tools like Slack , Monday , and Workplace have changed the way employees communicate internally, including the type of content that is shared among colleagues. For as much as Millennials and Gen Z has to teach Gen X and Boomers about new technology, they also want to be guided in their professional development. Team Management.

How to Recruit and Retain Millennial Employees (Hint: Start by Building Community)

Higher Logic

Some companies naturally attract millennials. Lean on research, including studies and surveys, that flat-out asks millennials what they want. One such study, done by the Intelligence Group and reported on by Forbes , sheds light on how members of Gen Y, otherwise known as millennials, prefer to work. In the study, 88 percent of millennials polled preferred a collaborative work culture to that of a competitive one. Involve the Team in Decisions.

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Creating Virtual Watercooler Moments for Your Remote Team

Achurch

Meanwhile, their managers worry about the impact of remote work on their team’s camaraderie and relationships with colleagues across the organization. A game night or team-building event isn’t always the solution. You need to build watercooler moments into your team’s virtual work life.

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5 Essential Elements for Managing a Multi-Generational Remote or Hybrid Team

Achurch

Marketers and advertisers rely on generational labels—Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, and Gen Z—as a shorthand to describe the attitudes, motivations, and historical events “defining” a roughly 20-year cohort. Managers must model and remind their teams to adopt this mindset.

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Reaching Millennials (Gen Y) with Mobile

Association Adviser

Two millennials weigh in on the latest research findings. As two members of the millennial generation, we pay special attention to articles that claim to state the best ways to market to us. Ninety percent of millennials send and receive messages from their phones, so a text message campaign can be very effective for reaching this group. Millennials don’t want to interact with brands on social media the same way that they interact with friends or family.

When Millennials Take Over by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant

Eric Lanke

Well, they are the things that Millennials look for in the workplace. Indeed, as the provocative book title suggests, they are not just the things Millennials look for, they are the way Millennials will shape and run things when they are in charge. It is the way Millennials are used to being treated online, and the example they will follow when moving into the business world. But here’s the paragraph from When Millennials Take Over that sparked my biggest takeaway.

From Millennials to Inclusion: Key Reflections From Great Ideas 2015

Associations Now

But fortunately for you, we have some highlights here, including a sneak peek at a new book focused on millennials. Consultants and online scribes Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter are clearly pushing generational buttons with the title of their new book, When Millennials Take Over ( currently on sale for 99 cents as an Amazon Kindle book; a sample chapter can be read for free ), but even they admit that the title has its limits. “It’s always a team.”

Five Cool Tools for Small Staff Associations

Mizz Information

If millennials get a bad rap for job-hopping, apparently I was born ahead of my time given my track record over the past several years. Mockingbird --I’ve been through website re-designs at several organizations, but always as part of a web team working with outside contractors to come up with wireframes and designs, do card-sorting, migrate existing content to the new site and everything else that goes into developing a better association website.

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Thursday Buzz: Are Millennial Leaders Struggling to Communicate?

Associations Now

Millennials are rising through the ranks in their careers, and in doing so, they may be coming up against a surprising leadership challenge. Also: Why you should add more visuals to your next team meeting. As more millennials step into leadership roles, they do so with different career challenges than their predecessors. According to Forbes , millennial leaders struggle with their communication skills. But think of it as a tool and not the end goal , says CMSWire.

10 Association Communications Stats with Tips to Reach Younger Members More Effectively

Higher Logic

You’re on the same team. Tip: Tap into tools that support the collection of comprehensive member data. It’s probably due to other barriers (like the fact that customization can feel overwhelming without the right tools in place). A cheer for 2020: ?? What do your members want?

Building Buy-In for an Online Community at Your Association

Higher Logic

You don't have to be a hypnotist or a master of persuasion to build support for an online community among your association’s board and executive team. How to Align with Your Board and Executive Team's Priorities. MTI chose online community as a tool for digital transformation.

Does Your Membership Team Have a Diversity and Inclusion Mindset?

Associations Now

To put D+I into practice, membership teams need to be constantly thinking about opportunities that foster action. The biggest takeaway for membership teams: As you work to recruit, retain, and engage members, always be thinking about D+I. The paper makes the case that membership teams are in a unique position to help build more diverse and inclusive organizations. GSA provides a great example of how membership teams can drive a D+I initiative into action.

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How to Create a Great Mentoring Program in Your Online Community

Higher Logic

In addition to providing members with the chance to learn from industry experts, an online mentoring program can also build a network of young professionals, including millennials, who are searching for jobs. In a recent study by Abila , millennials listed job opportunities as their top member benefit. The presence of top association and company leaders is often particularly attractive for your millennial members. Millennials Member Communities Associations

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How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

feature, you’ll see that our research shows association leaders are more likely to invest in new tools, technologies and processes than they are in hiring more people. Every staff member uses it regularly and can provide valuable insight about how end users should use your tech tools. Rosenberger said she views technology as more of a tool or a vehicle that’s part of a much larger plan. Features communication generational divide millennials technology

10 Ways to Communicate Better with Instagram

Association Adviser

And since many of us are visual learners, Instagram is a suitable tool to spread information quickly among a large yet targeted audience. Kelly Donovan is the team leader for online marketing at Naylor, LLC. Features Marketing & Communications communication digital events Facebook Instagram members millennials photos social media Twitter By Kelly Donovan. By now you have most likely heard of Instagram, the photo- and video-sharing app founded in Oct.

Is Your Association at a Crossroads?

Association Adviser

When it comes to adapting to change, Cain said it’s important to understand that the introverts on your team aren’t “lesser contributors or less successful in social interaction.” For example, at the ASAE on-site bookstore, staff is using smartphones and e-commerce tools. ” Graham observed that associations have always controlled the member experience, but with mobile and other tools, members are now dictating their experience with the association.

Learner- And User-Design Key To Next-Gen Audiences

Velvet Chainsaw

The universal perception of Millennials is that they have a short attention span. Then we should work backwards, dealing with systems & resources (logistics & tools) last. While in-app gamification is well intended and targets the Millennial mindset, it won’t have a lasting impact unless it’s coupled with ideation and improved problem-solving. Digital tools have made it easier to capture, archive, and amplify those moments privately or very publicly.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.21.21

Reid All About it

At LeadershipNow, Lance Mortlock explains the difference between scenario planning and forecasting , and offers six questions to help you identify which tool will provide the outcomes your association needs. Workforce Strategy Webinar: Tools You Can Use.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.14.21

Reid All About it

The team at Event Farm has been hosting a series of webinars about the safe return to in-person events. Teams need to do more with fewer resources and greater expectations with the recent increase in lobbying and advocacy efforts.

The Hourglass Blog: What's Your Innovation Readiness? Part 2

The Hourglass Blog

The Innovation Task Force of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (which I chair), is trying to develop an assessment tool for association executives to use in determining the "innovation readiness" of their associations. Our draft tool consists of three questions. Teams working on the problem knew what risks were acceptable and unacceptable, and how their success would be measured. Eclectic teams. Developing Millennial Leaders. Millennials.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

Reid All About it

Dating app Happn uses geolocation tools to recreate chance encounters , reports Fiona Zublin at Ozy. 5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond. Learn how to level up your existing learning strategy to meaningfully engage your Millennial and Gen Z learners.

What Is Culture Stewardship?

Jamie Notter

Here are two examples of stewardship plays in a Culture Playbook: Play: Create a Culture Team. The easiest one is to create a dedicated culture team. We always do this when we start a consulting engagement, though most organizations end up creating a more permanent role for the Team at the end of the project as one of their Plays. Ideally the team has both horizontal and vertical diversity. You should never force someone to be on your Culture Team.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.27.21

Reid All About it

So, in Psyche , Cort Rudolph says, “Quit the millennial bashing!”. Advancing Ethical Understandings in Diverse Teams. Learn how to manage an organization or team successfully while honoring those differences and advancing ethical understandings.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

Attracting millennial/young professional supporters. The Millennial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future (Washington DC). The millennial generation, now 44% minority, is the most diverse generation in American history. Hear about the challenges and opportunities facing the millennial generation, and how systems need to adapt accordingly.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

Out of the Mouth of Millennials. Millennials are the largest generation in U.S. What do Millennials think about being put under the microscope? Rather than talking about them, let’s talk with them in this panel discussion consisting entirely of Millennials. Join a discussion of Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers by Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie. Tech Tools for Managing Virtual Teams.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

Out of the Mouth of Millennials. Millennials are the largest generation in U.S. What do Millennials think about being put under the microscope? Rather than talking about them, let’s talk with them in this panel discussion consisting entirely of Millennials. Join a discussion of Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers by Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie. Tech Tools for Managing Virtual Teams.

How to attract top talent

Association Success

Tim Glowa , leader of human capital analytics firm Clever Trout Consulting , says HR managers should “leverage the same tool kit items your marketing colleagues use to attract customers.” . The quality of your organization’s culture depends on the people you hire.

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A Little Something About 20-somethings

Virtual

In looking at how to attract younger members, it’s useful to take a look at what drives millennials (who are primarily in their mid- to late 20’s and 30’s) and how that might affect their participation. In general, millennials are not “joiners” in the same way that baby boomers have been, either socially or for business purposes. Millennials generally have high ideals; they get behind products and services that they feel will make a difference in their lives and others'.

Addressing the Freelance Wave

Association Success

We have a dramatic shift in the labor markets where at one end of the spectrum we have millennials who demand a very clear work-life balance and at the other end, we have highly skilled baby boomers who are retiring but still want to stay intellectually challenged and busy. LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS. Instead, employers should look to new social tools where freelancers like to hang out. These tools are free.

4 Ways to Use Your Online Customer Community to Increase Upsell and Cross-Sell Revenue

Higher Logic

You have to actively work with your team to upsell and cross-sell your current customers in positive ways that grow your relationship, not annoy your customers with irrelevant sales emails. Leveraging the data and tools in your online community can help you tailor messages and pitches to address your customer’s needs to increase upsells and cross-sells in ways that contribute to customer success and happiness.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.26.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Millennials and Gen Z are joiners but only if they believe the ROI your association offers is worth the short-term sacrifice to their budget. WBT Systems explains how to design and market programs that meet the education expectations of Millennials and Gen Z. Hear five innovative and engaging use cases to help teams achieve their strategic objectives, making you the true office hero.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.4.16

Reid All About it

You’ll also learn about the procedures and tools you should have in place to effectively manage (and mitigate liability) on-duty injuries and off-duty illness and injuries that can impact an employee’s ability to safely perform their essential work duties. Explore a variety of digital strategies and tools to develop a unique member engagement strategy. – How to Turn Millennials into Members. Registration is limited to association CEOs and team members they bring along.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.4.16

Reid All About it

You’ll also learn about the procedures and tools you should have in place to effectively manage (and mitigate liability) on-duty injuries and off-duty illness and injuries that can impact an employee’s ability to safely perform their essential work duties. Explore a variety of digital strategies and tools to develop a unique member engagement strategy. – How to Turn Millennials into Members. Registration is limited to association CEOs and team members they bring along.

6 Digital Tactics to Keep Association Members Engaged

Blue Sky eLearn

With advances in association management systems (AMS), associations are attracting millennials , as well as other high-priority groups of professionals. Choose a functional CMS that is easy for your team to keep updated, even if they have little to no coding experience. Give your members the tools and resources they need to grow within their profession with conferences, seminars, and other educational events that they can easily find through your association.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.7.16

Reid All About it

Learn how to leverage the digital engagement at your event to demonstrate ROI; best practices for using a mobile app to realize instant cost savings; and actionable tips for sharing the value of the event with your team. Get a close look at how to use content marketing to support your eLearning programs and what tools are best for promoting participation, engagement and unified learning. – Stand Out in 30 Seconds: Effective Communication for Millennial Professionals.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.15.20

Reid All About it

Yet many boards of directors and leadership teams find it challenging during a crisis to shift their focus from reacting to adapting for a new environment, and planning for longer term sustainability and risk management. Online Survey Tools and Techniques.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

Reid All About it

Learn tactics to maximize your non-dues revenue earning potential: analyze communication gaps, engage members with advertising, meet advertiser needs, arm your sales team with the right tools, and invest in resources that provide maximum return. the chat topic is: How Associations are Attracting Millennial Members. Schedule one hour next week to attend one of these webinars, read ASAE Collaborate, or skim the #assnchat hashtag on Twitter for good reads.

Managing a Global Workforce Requires New Skills

Associations Now

Hear More from Willis Turner Willis Turner, CAE, will speak at the Learning Lab session, “ Managing Global Teams: The Future of Work ,” which takes place on Monday, August 12, at 4 p.m. Millennials have different ideas about how they want to work. Millennials also want cultural diversity where they work. While millennials have changed expectations for work, a global workforce can have other effects.

The Full Potential of the Changing Freelance Economy

Association Success

The American workforce or rather the workforce around the world is seeing trends of independent workers increasing in numbers , Millennials with strong entrepreneurial spirits wanting to take matters of financial stability into their own hands, increased virtualization of association offices, increased technology-enabled efficiencies and time savings, etc. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A VIRTUAL TEAM? Do you know how you can leverage changing freelance economy trends?

Digital Transformation: It’s All About Culture

Leading Learning

And that means we need to be on the lookout for the tools and technologies that will enable us to change. Recruit your team.