Updated September 5, 2023, at 4:16 PM
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A millennial, a baby boomer, and a Gen X-er walk into a bar…
That was meant to deceive you. You can’t stop me because our business management system today would have you believe that scenario is unimaginable. Great—now, I’m left trying to come up with the punchline!
For more than 70 years, our management philosophies—and our needs as employees—have evolved. From punching the clock and very little management, to the hay-day of Maslow and his “Hierarchy of Needs”, to our current state of employee engagement and driving success. Sprinkled in between are generational differences, growing public belief systems, and TED Talks; all fighting for space within the minds of today’s thought leaders. So, how do we imagine and execute a plan which will work for everyone? Or perhaps more importantly, how do we repeat a successfully implemented plan?