The Birkman Blog

The Secret Ingredient to Workplace Diversity

For many organizations, workplace diversity is a topic of regular discussion in leadership meetings. It’s becoming more important with each passing day, and many companies take time to have conversations and hold workshops on the topic. But when it comes to all of the ingredients that make up workplace diversity, is your company considering everything that should be on the list?

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Gearing Your Business to Millennials

The workforce is in the midst of a major shift, with millennials expected to make up 75 percent by the year 2025. Companies that have the power to attract, retain, and make the most of what this younger generation has to offer will be on the right track for success. Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials are known for several notable characteristics that companies can harness including being confident, open-minded, team oriented, and technologically advanced. This is partly because millennials have grown up in a time teeming with tech, as the first generation to have been raised with personal computers and smartphones. While there are characteristics that are associated with each generation, it is important to note that these are generational differences, and not generalizations of personality. To learn more about the difference between these facets, check out this blog.

In the meantime, learn more about the trends in millennial work style preferences, and what organizations can do to utilize them.

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[Infographic] There's No Such Thing as the Millennial Personality Type

We've all heard about the different characteristics of each generation in the workforce. When thinking about these different generations, it's not uncommon to make misinformed generalizations about each group, especially in times of conflict. It's important to realize that these generalizations can stand in the way of getting to the root of the issue—whether differences and conflict stems from personality dynamics, generational dynamics, or other factors.

Conflict that stems from these dynamics is often attributed to visible and familiar differences such as ethnicity, gender, or age. However, it's crucial to realize what the underlying cause of different issues may be. Check out this infographic to see the differences between personality dynamics and generational dynamics, and how they influence your team!

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