Understand The Five Generation Of Digital Workers
Age Is Not The Deciding Factor In Five Generations Of Workers
When discussing the future of work, most folks immediately jump to the discussion of millennials, generation Y, generation X, baby boomers, post war, etc. However, the shift to digital business finds a different type of  five generations
It’s about attitude not age!
Via R “Ray” Wang, softwareinsider.org

Understand The Five Generation Of Digital Workers

Age Is Not The Deciding Factor In Five Generations Of Workers

When discussing the future of work, most folks immediately jump to the discussion of millennials, generation Y, generation X, baby boomers, post war, etc. However, the shift to digital business finds a different type of  five generations

It’s about attitude not age!

Via R “Ray” Wang, softwareinsider.org

ibmsocialbiz:

Marriott brand chief: Kids have a big impact on family vacation decisions. They love video and they love co-creation. Our consumers are helping us to rethink travel and coming up with ideas like zoned music and wait list in the cloud. 

(via Marriott Brand Chief Puts Video Focus on Millennials | Adweek)

The wonderful Lydia Dean Pilcher,  my friend and consummate filmmaker (Darjelling Limited, Vanity Fair, Jesus’ Son)  has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finish raising money for a dramatic teen girl feature film, “The Sisterhood of Night.”

The team has just a few weeks to reach their goal for the film’s $100,000 budget. I’m pitching in to this very worthy project today, and hope you will to.

Just follow this link:

Here’s more about the project:

When I met Caryn Waechter and Marilyn Fu, and read the first screenplay for “Sisterhood,” I fell in love with their irrepressible energy and their quest to find beauty, fun, and meaning in the dark edges of life.  We worked together on the short story written by Pulitzer-prize winning author, Steven Millhauser, further adapting it from an 80’s setting to our contemporary digital world.

This project has really possessed me as a mom of two digital natives.  I constantly wonder what will be our retrospective of our kids experience having grown up living on Facebook in a crowd, and launching the text generation?   And the wild west of the Internet, its potential for casual, breathtaking cruelty, and its capacity to hide a bully’s identity, all present slippery new challenges to this transitional generation.

Our film encourages teen girls and parents to embrace what makes each of us unique and different, and to use the digital realm to share, inspire and create.

Please check out our Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter is a site for people who like to “fund and follow creativity.” The way it works is that if the project doesn’t reach its goal we won’t get any of what’s pledged…please click on the link  to read more and watch our 2 minute video — and please contribute if you can, whatever you can, (you get rewards for doing it!) and feel free to share wildly.

It takes less then a minute to donate, use your amazon account, and every dollar is a vote for the creative spirit! With our Kickstarter campaign, we are seeking to build a network to support the multiple platforms for the storytelling of “The Sisterhood of Night,” to raise money to start filming, and explore our ideas for ways of using the internet to build positivity.

Tap into your inner free spirit! Join us and and be a part of our adventure!

jackmason:

Get The Social Business | IBM App for Android

  • On an Android Phone now? This Android Market link  will open the page to download. It will NOT work if you type it into a browser.
  • Not on a Android phone? When you are, open the Android Market app and search on The Social Business.

Learn more about the app on AppBrain


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Trends & Transportation: Younger Generation Prefer Electronics Over Cars - CNBC
Kal Gyimesi IBM Institute for Business Value
Today, a confluence of events is starting to change all that. Industry research indicates that younger people don’t value vehicle ownership like their older (over thirty) brothers and sisters or their parents do. It’s no accident that many of these younger folks are leading an urbanization movement, the exact opposite of the stampede to the suburbs that characterized their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. In the city, younger drivers today see cars as an underutilized, expensive and hard to keep asset. Even in suburban and rural areas, young people often have a desire to live environmentally sustainable lives, and increasingly take a dim view of owning gas- or diesel-powered cars.

smartercities:

Trends & Transportation: Younger Generation Prefer Electronics Over Cars - CNBC

Kal Gyimesi IBM Institute for Business Value

Today, a confluence of events is starting to change all that. Industry research indicates that younger people don’t value vehicle ownership like their older (over thirty) brothers and sisters or their parents do. It’s no accident that many of these younger folks are leading an urbanization movement, the exact opposite of the stampede to the suburbs that characterized their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. In the city, younger drivers today see cars as an underutilized, expensive and hard to keep asset. Even in suburban and rural areas, young people often have a desire to live environmentally sustainable lives, and increasingly take a dim view of owning gas- or diesel-powered cars.

smarterleaders:

The Mobile Web Takes Over for Generation Y
Mobile browser maker Opera has released its latest report on the mobile Web and this time it’s come to a conclusion you’ll arrive at soon enough as the family gathers for the holidays and everyone under 30 has their nose buried in a mobile phone - “Generation Y chooses the mobile Web”. In fact, most 18-27 year-olds surveyed in the report user their mobile phones to browse the Web more often than a desktop or laptop. The report offers a number of telling statistics on where the world is headed and it all boils down to one word - mobile.

smarterleaders:

The Mobile Web Takes Over for Generation Y

Mobile browser maker Opera has released its latest report on the mobile Web and this time it’s come to a conclusion you’ll arrive at soon enough as the family gathers for the holidays and everyone under 30 has their nose buried in a mobile phone - “Generation Y chooses the mobile Web”. In fact, most 18-27 year-olds surveyed in the report user their mobile phones to browse the Web more often than a desktop or laptop. The report offers a number of telling statistics on where the world is headed and it all boils down to one word - mobile.

(via ibmsocialbiz)

Smarter Leaders vPanel | Ready for the Social Workplace?

Catch the Replay of our latest interactive webcam panel: Experts from the Center for Creative Leadership, the Sovos Group and IBM explore how social computing is transforming the way employees collaborate and work together. Live on the IBM New Intelligence Channel


Description: The 2010 IBM Global Chief Human Resource Officer Study found that despite the emerging importance of tapping into insights of employees who are spread across functions and around the globe, the majority of organizations struggle to effectively collaborate and share knowledge. This virtual panel explores how the hyperconnectedness of social computing is transforming how people work and collaborate across organizations small and large.

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Okimoto, Associate Partner, IBM Strategy & Transformation, Organization & People
  • Sameer Patel, Partner, the Sovos Group, Enterprise 2.0, Organizational Leadership & Collaboration Strategist
  • Dr. Jennifer Deal, Research Scientist, the Center for Creative Leadership
  • Josip Petrusa, Gen Y blogger and marketing thinker

About the Smart Leaders vPanel Series: vPanels are webcam-based interactive webcasts to foster dialogue between thought leaders and viewers. Subscribe to the series to sample past discussions and to be alerted to new ones. And visit Smarter Leaders Mobile on your smartphone for an integrated view of content about next generation leadership from Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and more.

Watch the 15-minute edited version of our first-ever live “VPanel” — a four person webcam interactive discussion on globalization and sustainability — on demand   via the IBM New Intelligence channel.

Panelists:

  • Ragna Bell, associate partner IBM Global Business Services and the global lead for Strategy & Change at the IBM Institute for Business Value
  • Christopher Adkins, director of the Undergraduate Business Program at the Mason School of Business of the College of William & Mary
  • Jeff Hittner, Carnegie New Leader at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
  • Emily Goodson, assistant director, MA Career Counseling, Wake Forest University Schools of Business

The webcast discussion is an outgrowth of the Future Leaders study — http://www.ibm.com/futureleaders — with 3600 graduate and undergraduate students around the world that was another first and part of IBM’s 2010 CEO Study.

What’s a VPanel?

Join us for our next “web-cam-jam”…. four experts conversing via webcam on our Livestream channel, with interactive Q&As with viewers via chat and Twitter.

The dialogue extends the findings in our Future Leaders study, based on interviews with 3600 undegraduate and graduate students, that was part of the 2010 IBM Global CEO Study.

Our focus: the growing interest in young adults and future leaders in the frontier of social entrepreneurship, where business innovation and sustainability are intersecting.

Title: Our Shared Planet: Social Entrepreneurship

Webcast: http://www.livestream.com/newintelligence

Panelists 

  • Ragna Bell, associate partner IBM Global Business Services and the global lead for Strategy & Change at the IBM Institute for Business Value 
  • Ellen McGrath, clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at New York University  Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Stern School of Business
  • Steve Daniels, IBM Strategy Consultant and Research, Social Computing Group and Co-founder, Revolution x Design 
  • Wei Wei Sing, Innovation Associate, Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture fund that invests in market-oriented approaches to deliver critical, affordable goods and services to the world’s poor