Googled the following material on HR Trends in 2020: pointers to more AI, Analytics, Super-specialization and Remote Employment:
A note on Generations at work:
The workforce is now a mixture of the following 5 generations of people:
a. The youngest and most Smartphone centric- Generation Z – who are making their presence felt in the last 2 years
b. Millennials (Gen-Y who are the most adaptable and practical ones who championed the transition from Digital and Mobile technologies)
c. Gen-X (mine, those who first experienced the PC and Dotcom revolutions, Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization, and who know the best of both worlds, now and the pre-1990s);
d. Baby Boomers who are slowly retiring but still hold many top positions, especially in institutions of pre-1970s. Very hard working and traditional, I respect the pioneering work of my parents and their classmates etc). They know the value of money, of plain old telephonic devices and paperwork; plus conventional values..
e. Do people know the Silent Generation of the Pre-War (Second World War) times ? Well, they are the ones with the purple hearts, the real pioneers of modern age and its values- and the second industrial generation. Some of their contribution include the Parliamentary form of Democracy, Postal Service, Roadways, Monopoly and TWI-JI (Training Within Industry- JI, JM etc)..
I will talk about Inter-generational Conflict and how the Generation-Z perceives the Baby Boomers (“OK Boomer”) etc in another post. Here’s a link on that: