Gratitude, mindfulness and empowerment. Not words usually associated with hard-charging, data-driven organizations—until recently. Increasingly, academic research is proving that employee well-being benefits company culture, employee retention and productivity, and the call to integrate these principles into everyday operations is entering the mainstream. Three USC Marshall researchers including CEO’s Jennifer Deal discuss details of their latest research into this topic.
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Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
At most companies, the competition for career success is systemically skewed in favor of men. Here’s how to change that.
Millennials are frequently derided as job-hopping slackers who prefer “gigs” to careers and don’t think about job security because they are happy moving from company to company. But Jennifer Deal’s research shows the conventional wisdom is wrong.
Millennials, the single largest demographic in the workplace today, are often derided as lazy, disrespectful, and needy. They’re also criticized as being so addicted to technology that they email and text message information that should be communicated face-to-face to supervisors and coworkers.
Alec Levenson, CEO Senior Research Scientist, along with CEO Affiliated Researcher Jennifer Deal (of the Center for Creative Leadership), were both cited recently by a New York Times article titled “The Self-Reliant Generation.”
What Millennials Want from Work (Jennifer J. Deal and Alec Levenson (McGraw-Hill Education, 2016)) explains how to design talent, engagement, and retention strategies that will successfully attract, manage, develop, and retain the young workers companies need for sustainable growth.
Alec and Jennifer sift through the myths and realities about Millennials. Latest article for Strategy+Business by Alec Levenson and Jennifer Deal.
Jennifer J. Deal (Center for Creative Leadership), Alec R. Levenson (CEO), and George S. Benson (University of Texas) answer the questions, “So what drives organizational commitment, helps Gen Xers and Millennials thrive, and improves retention? And what do organizations need to know about what is different for Millennials and Gen Xers, so they can most effectively address the needs of each generation?”
Alec R. Levenson (CEO), George S. Benson (University of Texas), and Jennifer J. Deal (Center for Creative Leadership) recently completed a global research project that provides the most comprehensive view of the multi-generational workforce to date.