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Shifting Workplace Demographics Bring Opportunity for Greater Understanding

Shifting Workplace Demographics Bring Opportunity for Greater Understanding

By Beth Douglass Silcox A marked change is taking place in workplace demographics across the country that has employers scrambling to leverage the advantages of generational diversity to sustain business beyond the retirement of its most experienced and knowledgeable Baby Boomer leaders. For years, companies focused on managing younger generations of employees, but with 34% of today’s managerial... [Read more]

Dallas Dinner Table

Dallas Dinner Table

This spring, Starbucks launched a controversial campaign called Race Together, encouraging baristas in its chain stores to write the words “Race Together” on customers’ cups to encourage dialogue about race. Swift criticism of the campaign included the belief that it was a marketing ploy, a poorly planned effort with good intentions, and the accusation that Starbucks was being hypocritical given... [Read more]

“But Where’s Our Box?” Middle Easterners and The Quest for Demographic Recognition

“But Where’s Our Box?” Middle Easterners and The Quest for Demographic Recognition

I remember the first time I saw those boxes. It was in the fifth grade, the first time I had to take a standardized testing exam. The usual blanks were there for me to fill: my name, the date, my grade and my school. But below the customary lay the unfamiliar: a heading titled “Racial/Ethnic Category,” and under it, the five racial and one ethnic categories in the United States, as defined by the... [Read more]

Multigenerational Teaming

Multigenerational Teaming

By 2020, Traditionalist, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y and Generation Z will co-exist in the workforce. Workforces are becoming progressively diverse in age demographics, creating environments that are opulent with experience as well as youthful enthusiasm. If organizations want to remain competitive in the 21st Century, it is imperative that they implement strategies to navigate the age-diversity... [Read more]

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