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Lifestyle and Diverse Workforce

POSTED BY Babs Chandrasoma ON May 12, 2017

lifestyle and diverse workforceUntil the early millennium, the workplace consisted of a physical location, 9-5 work day and limited PTO (paid time off).  Employees were expected to be punctual, perform the job functions and focus on the corporation success. Over the last 5-10 years a new concept has emerged,  the lifestyle company, where the focus has shifted to include personal and family life, along with company success. Many companies offer flex schedules and work from home positions. On the upside, employees do not feel the stress of choosing between work and family and studies show more content employees prove to be more productive. An individual with a flex schedule or telecommuting position does not encounter the cost of daily business wardrobe or commute time and cost.

Of course, this type of environment is not conducive to every personality or industry, a person must have excellent time management and communication abilities. A telecommuting situation may prove difficult for recent college graduates who have not experienced working in an office environment. You lose the ability to walk down the hall to get an answer, the synergy of team brainstorm/problem solving, etc. The professionalism gleamed in an office setting, not to mention the social skills and comradery, are lifelong qualities.

prbtb teamToday’s workplace is impacted through multiple generations sharing the same space. The veteran workplace employees can mentor the younger employees and visa versa. If a person spends several years with a company or in a business sector they become a valuable resource for others to learn from their experience. On the flip side, fresh young employees can be a source for technical and youthful visionary qualities. My current workplace labor force represents the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s age groups. I am the oldest, even older than the owners, and have been with the company the longest.

What I have experience working with multiple generations is a sharing of knowledge and mutual respect. A noticeable difference is communication style. My generation developed our communication style via personal face-to-face and telephone contact. It was easy to reflect emotion and understanding using these forms of communication. The younger generation developed their communication methods through email, text and limited personal contact depending on their educational and workplace experiences.

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10 Ways Your Book Could Be Used as a Promo

POSTED BY prbythebook ON May 11, 2017
10 Ways Your Book Could Be Used as a Promo

Retailers can purchase books for resale to their customers. Non-retail buyers, such as those in businesses, purchase books, not for resale, but to help them solve a business problem. This could be to increase the sales of an existing product, enter a new market, motivate employees or thank customers. Brian Jud shares with us Ten Ways a […]

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Happy Release Day: Parrot Talk by David B. Seaburn

POSTED BY prbythebook ON May 11, 2017
Happy Release Day: Parrot Talk by David B. Seaburn

We’re ready for a life-changing adventure this summer with David B. Seaburn’s latest title, Parrot Talk! About the Book Lucas and Grinder are more than a little surprised and confused to hear that their mother, Millie, who they haven’t heard from in over thirty years, has died. Now her best friend wants them to come […]

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Happy Release Day: The Lemonade Stand Cookbook by Kathy Strahs

POSTED BY prbythebook ON May 9, 2017
Happy Release Day: The Lemonade Stand Cookbook by Kathy Strahs

We’re prepping for summer with Kathy Strahs’ new kid-friendly cookbook, The Lemonade Stand Cookbook! About the Book Lemonade stands . . . kids have been running them for decades, whether to raise money for a new bike, for a charitable cause or simply to conquer boredom. Inspired by dozens of kid experts from all over […]

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Lala Pettibone’s Act Two Blog Tour is Taking the Stage!

POSTED BY prbythebook ON March 7, 2017
Lala Pettibone’s Act Two Blog Tour is Taking the Stage!

We’re excited to announce the start of the Lala Pettibone’s Act Two blog tour! From March 6th to March 10th, follow along as bloggers share excerpts, interviews with the author, and even giveaways! Follow PR by the Book on Twitter, @PRbytheBook, to stay updated during the tour! For more, search our blog tour hashtag, #LalaPettibonesActII, […]

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