How to innovate on the formula of X+Y?Max Wolf | 02.07.2020
The names of generations of modern homo sapiens – X, Y, and Z have become common. Thus, just as in the case with the zodiac signs, not everyone knows exactly who to what
the generation is, why it is to this, and as one of the three letters is reflected in the character and professional qualities of the person.
Recall that “X” – those born in the period from 1964 to 1984, “Ys” – from 1985 to 2002, Hollander (Z) – c 2003-present. In addition to these there are
more “Generation of winners” (1903-1923), “the Silent generation” (1924-1943) and “Baby-boomers” (1944-1984).
Question for the people belonging to a circle X, Y, or else, most of the area of nonprofit interest. But for companies, especially those dealing with innovation, it is quite reasonable
economic implication. The fact that over creation of new technology today employs mainly the so-called “X-men” (not to be confused with superheroes, mutants) and “Y people”, but it is slowly
connect the “Z people”. And it turns out that the attitude to work, its effectiveness and feasibility, to colleagues, superiors and even to the innovation among different generations differs radically.
In order to understand it and learn how to effectively manage not only working today staff, but also for those who will come after five to ten years IT company themed webinars with the participation of
leading experts in the study of generations. At the June event IBM Think Club expert made Evgeniya Shamis, founder of Sherpa S Pro, project coordinator “RuGenerations
the Russian school of the Theory of generations.”
According to experts, when you work with people as representatives of different generations, first we need to realize that no generation is better or worse than the other. They are simply different. And became
since the basic principles of life of its members was formed in the period of one or another of the global economic cycle. It is believed that these cycles have a key influence on
the formation of the principles of life, regardless of social class of individuals and the country (with the possible exception of North Korea and a few closed still States). The
position from which a person looks at the world are laid until they reach 12 years of age. Someone this period was on economic growth, someone at the stable period, stagnation, decline
or a crisis. For each period (the economic cycle) is its most important features – key events and informational messages in the region and the world, approaches to parenting and what was
a deficit in this period.
At the same time on X, Y, and Z experts has divided people, not on the basis of currency exchange rates, media reports and the dynamics of the world GDP. The worldview of the generations was determined (and continue to Refine) in the course of numerous
surveys-tests. They let to accurately establish the time periods for each generation. What do these people differ, say, from the point of view of the employer?
For example, generation X (also known as generation super pros), are not trained to deal with self-promotion. Its representatives tend to believe that those who have so
will appreciate their achievements, and the rest – there is no need to talk about them. The “X’s” subconsciously need ongoing evidence of professionalism (not in words, of course) from their colleagues and,
especially from the leaders. It is important that the head of every time demonstrate by their decisions that can cope with the task more efficient employees. The X-men
not particularly spoiled for choice. They formed the principles of stability, including in the government, when everything goes on as usual. Like something, something not, but the chiefs, like as, do not choose. But
the logic of “X’s” tell them that the head needs to stand the discipline and they try to follow.
The millenniums, also known as “Ys”, I do not know how to be a real professional and not be recognized personality, in public. The ability to fulfill your potential, not only in business, but
and in their proper description, with the focus on their own achievements to “Y”, unlike “X”, is completely organic. On the other hand, the Millenniums are always mentally
faced with a choice – how innovative a particular idea, technology, solution? If all of this is the new Millennium, in which we were? The same attitude from “Y” to
superiors. Is this the man to step into the future? Not outdated whether his approach? And most importantly – does he understand you? And here is another one of the differences between generations “X” and “Y”.
For the “X’s” understanding in the team understanding first of all the working moments. For Millennials, that’s a coincidence outside of work, life interests, the opportunity to comfortably discuss a third party
irrelevant of the topic. The credibility of “Y” occurs to the person who understands you not only at work but also in life. “X” is rather trust someone who from their point of view the most
accurately and professionally do necessary work, avoid mistakes, do everything as efficiently and quickly.
Perhaps you can bring this analogy that the”X’s” will subconsciously feel more comfortable if sitting on a plane, they will know that they are controlled by the pilot with a huge experience in the management ofsuch
sides, it does not really matter what is in his mind and what he does outside of work. If he had so long worked as a pilot and has flown thousands of hours, so exactly professional. A “Y” will
better if they will evaluate the aircraft as a flying gadget of the new generation that meets the latest standards. Similarly, the pilot should be “its” in spirit, “not deprecated” and “no
of unnecessary problems”, the relevant class of the latest aircraft, then it will be named “Y” is quite reliable.
It may not be the best example, but it partly explains how the position of different generations affect people’s attitudes to ourselves, to situations and ideas to colleagues and superiors.
Evgeniya Shamis sure that the key to the success of companies, including “urban,” where work representatives of different generations, as well as the key to a harmonious family and social life
– the ability of generations to negotiate and to properly understand each other’s positions. Another thing is that to achieve mutual understanding is very difficult, perhaps even impossible, because using one
and the same words, the same people “X” or “Y” mean by them different things. Therefore, in order to achieve synergy of the different generations important to be able to appreciate the very different experience of each other, formed
the external environment, roughly-called global economic cycles.
Nevertheless, different generations are inseparable lot in common, from which we can, in fact, not to go. From a family of companies where we work and ending with those devices, technologies, and
innovations that are invented in one generation that has risen more.
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