At dinner we found ourselves next to a table of 20-somethings, each absorbed in their smartphones and tablets, and my reaction was “why do they even bother to get together?” My friend just laughed – she’s an HR manager at a medical office working with a team of all ages and she’s used to the reactions of one age group to the habits of another. “They’re texting while they’re working” she told me one of her older workers complained, aghast. And she’s noticed the looks of confusion – and amusement – when older team members talk about “hooking up” with someone to discuss a business idea. But she also sees how people tend to come together—the texter is now helping his colleague find errant emails tucked away in one of her dozens of folders.
Read more and identify with some of the changes that raise critical questions of how leadership must adapt and change and grow. In the “Predictions for 2013: Corporate Talent, Leadership and HR” report, Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte explores these changes and how companies can react. And in an upcoming webinar on September 10, Josh will address his findings and advice, specifically as they relate to the changing workforce and workplace.
I hope you get to come and learn from one of the thought leaders in the field. Registrants also receive a copy of the report!