“We cannot solve problems at the same level of thinking at which we created them.”
Leaders and managers today are desperately searching for ways to fit the incoming workforce into the existing workplace and have them follow protocol and perform as expected. The problem is, the new generations have little interest in playing that game. They operate by a completely different set of rules – sustained by deeply held core values that are sharply divergent from the values of previous generations and from workplace expectations.
Though the ideals of youth mature over time, core values never change. To get the best from the emerging workforce and meet organizational goals, the focus must shift from trying to change the people to changing the game. The small, incremental changes that once worked no longer get the desired results and it’s unlikely they ever will. Why? Because the values and mindset of newer generations are not creating a mere ripple; they are driving a tidal wave that’s bringing with it a global power shift unlike any in recorded history.
Power Shift prepares leaders and managers to ride that wave successfully. It provides an in-depth examination of the factors leading to this great shift and the awareness, insights, and tools for harnessing the energy and talents of the new workforce. This book presents models of companies that have embraced the new rules of engagement and experienced unprecedented growth and profits as a result. Power Shift lays out blueprint leaders can use to influence the direction of the inevitable power shift and ensure that their organization not only survives but thrives.