What can organizations and their leaders do to keep their best talent engaged and productive?
This will be a discussion post discussing organizational change at my local university (Kentucky Wesleyan College). Kentucky Wesleyan College (KWC) serves the Owensboro community by preparing its students intellectually, spiritually, and physically to promote higher levels of success in life.
For this particular assignment, using Bolman, L., & Deal, T. E. (2017). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership (6 ed.).
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Chapter 8, respond to the following topic:
It is commonly recognized that most workplaces today are multi-generational. Although different perspectives, values, expectations, work habits, and communication styles among the generations are expected and considered an organizational asset, the differences also may create tension among workers.
According to Kaye and Jordan-Evans (2003), generational mindsets differ with regard to:
1. Work and Life Balance
2. Learning Opportunities and Career Development
3. Talent Management and Performance Appraisals
4. Two-Way Communications and Trust
5. Recognition and Respect
Despite these differences, the focus in the workplace should be on commonalities. Successful
organizational leaders develop strategies that result in the generations working effectively together to build a community of change agents and learners. Successful organizations are talent-smart, adaptable, innovative, and creative in recruiting and supporting new talent, while retaining the present talent.
With the above in mind, based on your experience as well as the information presented in the readings for this module, discuss strategies that organizations and their leaders can develop to emphasize commonalities among the generations and build a welcoming culture. What can organizations and their leaders do to keep their best talent engaged and productive? Strategies should address what the four generations value and want to experience in the workplace. Generational differences in work methods, tools, and procedures also should be considered.
Include references from the literature, as appropriate, using APA citation.
[Reference: Kaye, B., & Jordan-Evans, S. (2003). Love it, don’t leave it: 26 ways to get what you want at work. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.]
Discussions require a response to specific questions that results in collaborative conversations and construction of knowledge that builds and expands learning within the course. You must support your Discussion postings and responses with references, unless you are asked to provide personal opinion or personal reflection for a specific question. Unless noted otherwise, your initial discussion postings should be approximately 250 words in length, substantive and scholarly in nature.
I have attached previous discussions and other recommended resources to elaborate on the assignment expectations. Make sure to research Kentucky Wesleyan College to understand what the current work environment entails (https://kwc.edu)