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Dr. Mary Donohue | Salon: The Future of Work

In this talk, Dr. Mary outlined the silent crisis facing the workplace – lack of, or active, disengagement. To help us understand where this disengagement began, she provided an overview of the different cultural expectations Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials have within the workplace. She outlined by adapting communication styles to match each of the generations, leaders will be able to consistently engage employees across the board and she reminded us of the power of communications, something we often forget in our tech-heavy lives. Dr. Mary positioned the coming shift as Boomers leave the workplace and Gen X finally takes its leadership position, outlining the challenges it faces as the smallest of the three generational cohorts.