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Y in the Workplace: Managing the ''Me First'' Generation

Book Description

Flip-flops, iPods, MySpace, “Dude”, Instant Messaging. Whatever happened to dress shoes, sir/ma'am, in-person meetings, and traditional work etiquette? A workplace revolution is underway, one that is stimulating new methods of thinking, behaving, communicating, and doing business as Generation Y continues to infiltrate the workplace and influence corporate culture. This revolution is lead by approximately 60 million Gen Yers, the largest bloc to hit the workforce since the 72 million baby boomers. Company owners and managers are worried, because this generation has created its own unique culture...and demands.

Table of Contents

  1. Praise
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1 - Flip-Flops and MySpace: Introduction to Gen Y and the Workplace
    1. “Shrink” those Gen Y’s
    2. Ready to read? Here’s what you need to know first
  10. Chapter 2 - It’s All About Me (Okay, and You, Too): Self-Esteem and Generation Y
    1. Back to the (psychological) basics
    2. The self-inflation movement
    3. The roots of the self-inflation movement: parenting
    4. The roots of the self-inflation movement: education
    5. How it plays out in the workplace: advantages of the self-inflation movement
    6. How it plays out in the workplace: challenges of the self-inflation movement
    7. The takeaways so far…
    8. Coaching solutions: building on strengths, addressing the challenges
    9. Coaching solutions simplified
  11. Chapter 3 - Helicopters, Hoverers, Boomerangs, and Parachutes? Generation Y and ...
    1. Back to the (psychological) basics
    2. Effects of helicopter parenting in the workplace
    3. Boomerang Y’s
    4. Boomeranging in the workplace
    5. Three advantages of Generation Y’s relationship with their parents
    6. How it plays out in the workplace: three challenges of Generation Y’s ...
    7. The takeaways so far….
    8. Coaching solutions: building on strengths and addressing the challenge
    9. Coaching solutions simplified
  12. Chapter 4 - Gold Stars for Everyone: Motivation and Generation Y
    1. Back to the (psychological) basics
    2. The underpinnings of Generation Y’s tendency toward external motivation
    3. External motivation into adulthood
    4. How it plays out in the workplace: three advantages of external motivation
    5. How it plays out in the workplace: three challenges of external motivation
    6. The takeaways so far…
    7. Coaching solutions: building on strengths and addressing the challenges
    8. Coaching solutions simplified:
  13. Chapter 5 - Talk 2 Me Instead of Texting Me: Communication and Generation Y
    1. Back to the (psychological) basics
    2. Communication technology has changed the way we all “speak” to each other
    3. How it plays out: three advantages of Gen Y’s communication style
    4. Three challenges of Generation Y’s communication style
    5. I need it now, I need it now, I need it now, I NEED IT NOW!!!!!!!
    6. The takeaways so far…
    7. Coaching solutions: building on strengths and addressing the challenges
    8. Coaching solutions simplified
  14. Chapter 6 - I’m the Boss of Me: Work Ethic and Generation Y
    1. Back to the (psychological) basics
    2. Mixed messages
    3. Three advantages of generation Y’s work ethic
    4. Three challenges of Generation Y’s work ethic
    5. The takeaways so far…
    6. Coaching solutions (CS): building on strengths and addressing the challenge
    7. Coaching solutions simplified
  15. Chapter 7 - I’m Qualified for the Position, but I’m also a Specialist in ...
    1. Back to the (psychological) basics
    2. Born and bred to work in teams
    3. Three advantages of Generation Y’s relationship style
    4. Three challenges of Generation Y’s relationship style
    5. One second—let me just send this text first
    6. Loyalty reprised
    7. The takeaways so far…
    8. Coaching solutions: building on strengths and addressing the challenges
    9. Gen Y team problems and solutions
    10. Gen Y team strengths and enhancements
    11. Coaching solutions simplified
  16. Chapter 8 - Managing Gen Y and Their Moods: Drugs, Attention, and Quarter-Life Crises
    1. Back to the (psychological) basics
    2. Three advantages of Generation Y’s psychological awareness
    3. Extreme emotional awareness
    4. Three challenges of Generation Y’s psychological awareness
    5. The takeaways so far…
    6. Coaching solutions: building on strengths and addressing the challenges
    7. Coaching solutions simplified
  17. Chapter 9 - Politics and Gen Y: Playing the Game Versus Choosing Not to Play ...
    1. Back to the (psychological) basics
    2. Advantages of not playing old-school office politics
    3. The challenges of not playing old-school office politics
    4. The takeaways so far…
    5. Coaching solutions: building on strengths and addressing the challenge
    6. Coaching solutions simplified
  18. Chapter 10 - The Shoulders of Giants
    1. From Ancient Greece to the modern business world in a matter of sentences
    2. Own your knowledge
    3. Mentoring Gen Y in three easy steps
  19. Epilogue
  20. References
  21. About the Authors