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Are You Ready for Generation Y?

Posted By NALS Admin, Monday, March 9, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 9, 2015

It is important that we prepare for our future to ensure we have one. Knowing Y: Engage the Generation Now by Sarah L. Sladek is a must read. The world around us is changing quickly and we must adapt to survive. For the first time in a long time the Boomers do not hold the majority of workers in the work force. As of 2015 Generation Y holds the majority of workers in the work force. What does that mean for you, to your company, to your state or chapter or even your national association? Generation Y engages differently and we need to understand and adapt to remain relevant.


We must evolve; the behaviors and choices of younger generations have historically been an indicator of the future workplace, consumer and economic trends. If we ignore the shift, we do so at our own peril. 


So how do we engage Generation Y? How do we adapt to what they need for the future? What changes will we see in our office structures and how we accomplish our jobs? We challenge you to read the book Knowing Y: Engage the Generation Now by Sarah L. Sladek and then share your thoughts with us. What is your perspective on the solutions or recommendation you can make for your office, your profession, and your association? Be a resource to your employer on the emerging trends. You can send your comments to board@nals.org. We look forward to hearing your perspective on what is needed to prepare for a strong future for yourself, your office, your profession, and your association. Watch for more information and your feedback in future issues of the NALS docket.


We also recommend you make plans to join us in Las Vegas on October 8-10 for the NALS Education Conference. Plans are already underway to make this a wonderful education and networking experience. Get involved with your association at all levels!


- NALS 2015 Board of Directors

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