Editor’s note: The Learning Guild produces regular, free research reports which I thoroughly recommend. They are compiled by Jane Bozarth and provide a review of the evidence behind a range of approaches to learning. This report explores generational differences and their impact on learning – if any.
Editor’s note: Some good insights here on the millennial myths that are kicking around currently. Note there is little or no evidence to support the millennial at work stereotypes.
Editor’s note: This episode of BBC Radio 4’s In business programme looks at the implications of an ageing workforce on skills and work. Living longer means working longer and that throws up some interesting issues around learning and skills.
This data is US-focused but if the UK is similar then organisations need to look at a future, older working population that is also more generationally diverse. These trends will have important implications for learning and talent development.
Editor’s note: Research suggests that younger people use technology no differently to older people. Learning designers beware . . .
Editor’s note: It’s always good – and more necessary than ever? – to get the long view and the historical context to understand topics and trends. In this case: why the next generation is always so threatening.
Editor’s note: So what are the implications for learning and developing people if they will be staying at work until they are 70?
Editor’s note: This is a research laden article that shows there is no evidence to suggest Millennials want anything different from work than any other generation.
Editor’s note: Generational labels aside, what will L&D look like in 2030, when 75% of the global workforce will be made up of Millennials – those who have grown up with technology.