The Theme of 2014 -- Prosperous but Exhausted
When I ask my clients and human capital professional about their greatest challenges and triumphs of 2014, their responses to me are remarkably consistent:
“My company is thriving financially, but I’ve never worked this hard or been so tired in my life.”
Recent media coverage of Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, highlights the roles of women in the workplace and the bias and unfairness experienced by female professionals. Sandberg’s powerful message is, however, distinctly shaded by her own generational lens and her experience with feminism. Her “mission to reboot” feminism and to reframe discussions on gender, distinctly reflect her Generation X values of autonomy and work-life balance, and misses the mark with Millennial women, who do not see gender inequality in the workplace and are either confused or annoyed at the negativity they think older generations bring to the subject.
Amy Hirsh Robinson lays the foundation for new economy succession planning using three cornerstones for success. First it is important that succession planning is kept as simple as possible. Over complication can lead to paralysis by analysis. ...Read more