September 28, 2006

New Workers, New Workplaces

The Pew Research Center has just published an extended version of an article I wrote for the Financial Times about the Millennial Generation entering the workplace.

The article covers some of the challenges that these new content creators pose to their firms and some of the opportunies they bring to the world of work because they are so much more comfortable with new technologies.

Doing this work, I discovered that the great weight of writing and research on the workplace focuses on how older Baby Boomers are likely to stick around in their jobs past the traditional retirement age. There is lots of interest in what this will do to workplaces.

At the same time, there is a growing group of smart analysts who are beginning to ponder these issues. Some of them taught me things that I tried to report in the article.