Are You a Bungee Boss?

In 1994, Scott Adams introduced the concept of the Bungee Boss in his infamous Dilbert cartoon. As a brief synopsis, a “Bungee Boss” is someone who is quickly introduced to a team, and tries or does change everything, then takes off again. Think about someone barking orders as they are on a bungee cord heading in your direction. You can only hope they don’t hit you on their way through. (more…)

Nuts-and-Bolts: Generations of Training

Last week we discussed the different factors that tie into customizing training for your individual employees to ensure that their needs and goals are being met. One of the four factors that you should take into consideration is the actual age of the employee. Many organizations are familiar with working with a few generations at once, but with individuals working longer, it is very likely that employers will have up to five generations of workers to manage. These generational groups include:

  • The Silent Generation – Born between 1925 and 1946
  • Baby Boomers – Born between 1946 and 1964
  • Generation X – Born between 1965 and 1980
  • Generation Y – Born between 1980 and 1990
  • Millennials – Born after the early 1990s