Where have all the boomers gone?

July 10, 2008 at 6:02 pm 4 comments

That will be corporate America’s theme song shortly down the road.  With more and more boomers leaving the workforce to enjoy their 401k’s and retirements, knowledge is walking out the door as well.  That should be sounding the alarms across all industry.  The answer– get them to share all that stuff before they leave!  Why?  So you can still function after they are gone!  How?  Collaboration and Social Media– these are the tools that are needed inhouse to get that transfer of information going!  At least 1/2 of the internet population now has a social media presence.  That doesn’t mean they all have a My Space account (although many do!), but it does mean that we are getting more and more accustom to sharing our opinions and thoughts on line.  This is a great avenue at work as well.  Setting up a social presence at corporations is a great way to capture not only who is who but what do they know.  Make it searchable and you have an infinite source of knowledge about your company, best practices and tricks of the trade that employees discover over the years.  Don’t run from letting your employees use Facebook at work, but give them some reasons WHY, some guidelines on how to SHARE INFORMATION effectively in this space and EMBRACE IT! AND use your next generation of workers the Netgeners to evangelize it for you!  They know how to tap into it effectively. Happy Collaborating.

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  • 1. Mark Parbus  |  July 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I absolutely agree. Never before does the business community have this opportunity. Countless experienced executives wanting to pass it on.

    I know many successful experienced executives who want to pass it on. Help other executives, whether they be first time executives or other experienced executives who are in a new areas.

    I am glad that I have met another boomer who is passionate about this.

    Pass it on!

    Have a great day!

    Mark Parbus
    http://www.Unlocked-Potential.com
    http://performance.Unlocked-Potential.com

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  • 2. FatFighter  |  July 11, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    It’s almost to the point where companies will get left behind if they don’t embrace social media, isn’t it? Interesting where things are going…

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  • 3. Irene Hammond  |  July 16, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I met a woman a few months ago while networking, she works with companies to assist in the Mass Exodus of Boomers from the workforce, leaving companies without the experienced people to fill the void. It is interesting to hear how companies are getting creative in this time of change. Partial retirements, mentoring, and much more. I look forward to reading what you have to share….

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  • 4. Mark Parbus  |  July 17, 2008 at 2:26 am

    Hi Irene,

    My company facilitates the knowledge transfer between experienced executives and companies who can benefit from their help.

    Would you be able to make an introduction to the woman you met networking?

    Mark Parbus
    http://performance.Unlocked-Potential.com
    http://www.Unlocked-Potential.com

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