Managing the Next Generation of Public Workers is a fresh and energetic look at the changing climate of diversity in the public and nonprofit workplace.
The workforce of the twenty-first century represents unparalleled complexity: Baby Boomers, GenX, GenY, and Millennials. Although that diversity may be challenging and often overwhelming for public managers, Madinah Hamidullah emphasizes the potential strengths that can be drawn from complex multigenerational relationships.
This handbook offers public and nonprofit managers the tools necessary to address generational differences and questions such as:
• How do the newer generations in the workplace differ on such fundamentals as work ethic, family values, and retirement horizons?
• Are they recruited differently and do they expect a different mix of benefits—perhaps a better work-life balance as a tradeoff for a lower salary?
• How can diverse, generational perspectives in the workplace add value by questioning old, traditional assumptions?
• Will approaches to organizational decision making necessarily change as new generations take over?
The book is for public and nonprofit managers who recognize the challenges of managing a multigenerational workforce, and are therefore seeking helpful insights. This volume is a roadmap not only for human resource (HR) managers, but for all managers who must address the complexities of the human condition—complexities that are complicated by the most rapid succession of workforce generations that we have yet seen.
Series Editor’s Introduction 1. Introducing Generation Next 2. The Future Workplace: Recruitment, Retention, Benefits, and Compensation 3. Volunteering 4. Communicating with Generation Next 5. Career Development for Next Generation 6. Nonprofit Leadership Succession 7. Undergraduate and Graduate Public Administration Education for the Next Generation 8. Social Media and Public and Nonprofit Organizations 9. Changing Scope of Public Service Motivation 10. Next Generation and a New World View References Index About the Author
The Public Solutions Handbook series is designed to help public sector practitioners build the necessary competencies needed to respond to emerging issues, deliver services that policymakers have promised to the public, carry out their missions efficiently and effectively, and work in partnership with their stakeholders. The series is also geared towards students in graduate-degree programs who are seeking succinct, pragmatic, grounded guidance that will help them succeed in their public administration careers. This includes students in master of public administration (MPA), master of public policy (MPP), master of nonprofit management (MNPM) and even some master of business administration (MBA) and doctor of law (LLD) programs.