Archive for the 'Net Generation' Category

Mentoring Millennials: HBR article

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 04|25|o  » 0 Comments

My co-author for the upcoming book, The 2020 Workplace, Karie Willyerd and I have some exciting news to share with you all: our article on innovations in mentoring is in the May 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review! The title is Mentoring Millennials and the article is part of HBR’s theme for this issue: […]

How Millennial Are You?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 03|04|o  » 3 Comments

The Pew Research Center has created a very engaging quiz that asks the question “How Millennial Are You?” That’s right. You may think that being part of a generation will dictate your media habits, and a predisposition to engage in social media. But think again.
First, a refresher on the generations:
Traditionalists born prior to 1946
Baby […]

Are You A Member of the Threshold Generation?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 07|28|o  » 13 Comments

I came across an interesting research report I want to share with all of you. According to Pew Research, just over half of all working adults ages 50 to 64 say they may delay their retirement – but here is the surprise: another 16% say they never expect to stop working.
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Pew calls these […]

Twitter More Important Than LinkedIn, According To Survey

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 06|03|o  » 6 Comments

A recent poll on LinkedIn asked users a simple question: “What is the most important new platform for brands to master? Twitter, Facebook, the iPhone, Digg, or LinkedIn?”
The results may not be what you’d expect. Even though the poll was performed on LinkedIn, with more than 3,600 respondents so far, Twitter was deemed the most […]

The Power of iTunes U

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 02|27|o  » 1 Comment

Research is starting to show that students who listen to lectures on podcasts are showing high retention rates. This finding was reported in ReadWriteWeb and was uncovered after conducting research involving a test sample and a control sample of students.
According to Dani McKinney, a psychologist at the State University of New York in […]

Four Generations @ Work

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 09|30|o  » 4 Comments

Amid all the economic news of recent weeks there was an interesting release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) telling us what we already know: Now is not the time to retire.
According to the BLS, more older workers are staying in their jobs longer or returning after retiring. And as a result, among […]

Will You Be Sending Learning Via Text Message?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 08|28|o  » 4 Comments

I got my text message that Joe Biden will be the Democratic Vice President candidate at 3:00 am on Saturday, August 23rd. And YES I could not help but think about the now famous TV commercial about ensuring the next President of the USA is qualified enough to take “that” 3:00 am phone call in […]

Does Your Company Allow You To Access Facebook From Work?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 08|18|o  » 6 Comments

The number of people on Facebook has now exceeded 90 million and the fastest rowing segment of these new users are those over the age of 25. As a result, it’s becoming quite common to ask: Will you be able to access Facebook and other social networks from your work computer?
Or should you […]

The Secrets of Success for Online Communities

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 08|10|o  » 0 Comments

Last week’s post, “Is Your Online Community Delivering Value For Your Organization?” drew quite a bit of email traffic. The overwhelming response was this: Creating online communities can be a game-changing strategy for a learning & development function - if you are clear about your business objective and how to engage and reward participation.
The […]

Moving Learning From General Motors Production Model to Google Search and Find Model

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 06|22|o  » 2 Comments

We held our first meeting of the Learning Innovation Network at Sun Microsystems this week. The focus of the dialogue and discussion was around the range of innovations we are experimenting with in corporate learning. This includes an enterprise web 2.0 toolkit of blogs, wikis and online communities as well as metaphorical learning experiences, focused […]




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