Friday, March 20, 2009
This is the 4th and FINAL of several posts on a review of the book, Retiring the Generation Gap: How Employees Young & Old Can Find Common Ground (Jossey-Bass, 2007)
8. Retaining younger and older people is easy if you do the right things.Retention keys: Good compensation, learning and development, opportunities for advancement, respect and recognition, and quality of life outside of work.
9. Everyone wants to learn—more than anything else—97% or respondent said this! Top 10 things they want to learn: Leadership, skills in their field, team building, problem solving, strategic planning, change management, computer skills, vision, communications, and conflict management.
10. Almost everyone wants a coach. Coaching by outsiders, managers, and colleagues is effective because it’s so targeted to the individuals that people at every level of the organization want to receive it.