The modern workplace is changing. It has a new set of dynamics. It has a new generation of workers that have a different set of expectations. The modern workplace is a difficult terrain to navigate safely and for those that are not prepared, it can be filled with much frustration.
“We are born for synergy, just like the feet, just like the hands, just like the eyes, just like the rows of upper and lower teeth. Working against each other is unnatural, and being annoyed and turning one’s back is counterproductive” – Marcus Aurelius
There are various reasons for the job skills gap and these are not necessarily because of new tasks that employees aren’t grasping or because of new software that people in the workplace can’t master. Soft skills like communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration may also be part of the reason. The following infographic provides some interesting insights in the expectations of managers and millennials in today’s workforce.
Via: Communicating in the Modern Workplace
eLFY note: Millennials are those born between 1980 and the early 2000s meaning that eLFy is a pre-millenial (something like pre-historic).
Queens University of Charlotte, Online Programs. Infographic – Communicating in the Modern Workplace. Retrieved 20 November 2015 from http://online.queens.edu/resource/business-leadership/infographic/communicating-in-the-workplace
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