Friday, June 9, 2017

Creating productive working environment with Gen Y and Gen Z - BUSINESS INQUIRER

Originally published: June 8, 2017

The global workplace dynamics is changing with the advent of new generation of leaders – the millennials. At the recently concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, international business leaders have pledged to mentor small businessmen, and noted the urgency of grooming young workers into the management ladder.

Prospective mentors, however, should note the difference between millennials, who are brimming with confidence and enthusiasm but lack competence, and Gen-Xers who lack confidence but have competence, said Boris Joaquin, president of Breakthrough Management Consultancy.

We need to move beyond these labels to bridge the generation gap. This maybe one of business’ biggest challenges today. But even differing views and cultures can be harmoniously patched together with the right leadership approach.