Leadership and Teamwork Issues: “Twitter” is not a Four Letter Word!
The youngest members of the workforce grew up in a world that is light years away from that of the current crop of CEOs. They often function in groups, not solo. With Facebook, Twitter, IM, blogs, and role playing games that span the internet, they are ambassadors of globalization, many already having friends from all over the world. Google and Wikipedia are their primary reference sources. They have processed more information by the time they graduate from college than many of the current workforce will see in a lifetime. They want to be fully engaged in their work groups. Existing organizations are challenged to welcome them without scaring away all the oldsters; smart organizations find opportunities to learn from them.
What would you do to make best use of the skills from all age groups in your organization?