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 Post subject: Re: ugg don be afraid to spend a bit more
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Some of you will have seen the viral YouTube video "The magazine is an iPad that does not work" which shows a young baby effortlessly swiping and pinching through the screens on the tablet.

A glossy magazine is then placed in front of the baby, who opens the pages confusingly and becomes completely baffled as she tries those same navigating gestures on the pictures on the page only for nothing to happen.

And for those of us with our own children we can't fail to notice the intuitive, seamless way that technology is integral to their digital lives. This Generation Y is, broadly speaking, people born between 1980 and 2000, people for whom a world without the internet, mobile phones and computers is alien. Here's just a snapshot of some interesting statistics and they speak for themselves:

80% use two or more devices while simultaneously watching TV
32% exchange videos on their phones
50% of teens send 50 or more text messages a day
What all this should be to us is a reminder of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for these 'millenials'.

We are already seeing some of that generation enter the workplace, posing challenges to organisational cultures and ways of working. When gaming consoles and smart phones began to hold more computing power than the office desktop PC the millennials wanted to know why. One CIO recently even quoted a response to his company's staff survey, which simply stated: "Work is the place I go to where they force me to use old technology."

Embrace your millenials, however, and the opportunity is there to harness the power of these digital natives as we become more connected through more mobile and powerful devices and ubiquitous high-speed connectivity through technology such as 4G. There's more about the argument for unleashing the "connected intelligence" of millenials in this great Forbes article.

The rate of change affecting our world – most of it fuelled by our new connected culture and the opportunities it brings – is astonishing. And that acceleration will continue as digital natives across the world begin to take more and more senior positions in business and government, influencing the way things are done in their organisations and consequently the outside world.

Organisations will need to adjust their culture to embrace the aspirations of this new workforce. Studies of Gen Y-ers about their career aspirations regularly find that work-life flexibility and meaningful work are the two things that regularly top the list. Compensation often doesn't even make the top three. That's a powerful force when combined with our connected digital future.

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Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?


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Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean

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That's it. I'm going to Wyoming.
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Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean


so you're work environment is a lot like RM?


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malice wrote:
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Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean

I wish that I worked with you.


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Doug RR wrote:
malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean


so you're work environment is a lot like RM?

*your
and of course, doug!
it's less interesting IRL though.

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That's it. I'm going to Wyoming.
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 Post subject: Re: ugg don be afraid to spend a bit more
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:20 am 
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washing machine wrote:
malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean

I wish that I worked with you.

no, you really don't reed. I'm way worse than here.

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That's it. I'm going to Wyoming.
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 Post subject: Re: ugg don be afraid to spend a bit more
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malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean

I'm not afraid of you. A little intimidated, but I like feeling that.

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malice wrote:
Doug RR wrote:
malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean


so you're work environment is a lot like RM?

*your
and of course, doug!
it's less interesting IRL though.


correct grammar takes a back seat to scotch


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I've got a bottle of 17 year old Glengoyne I've got to open one of these days.

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 Post subject: Re: ugg don be afraid to spend a bit more
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I've got a bottle of 17 year old Glengoyne I've got to open one of these days.


open it now, it's a very good highland


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malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean

I wish that I worked with you.

no, you really don't reed. I'm way worse than here.

But I'm way better than here.


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 Post subject: Re: ugg don be afraid to spend a bit more
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Doug RR wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
I've got a bottle of 17 year old Glengoyne I've got to open one of these days.


open it now, it's a very good highland

Nah, not tonight. Maybe while I'm playing cards on Friday.

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washing machine wrote:
malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean

I wish that I worked with you.

no, you really don't reed. I'm way worse than here.

But I'm way better than here.

proof, pls

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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
That's it. I'm going to Wyoming.
Alex wrote:
you are the human wyoming


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 Post subject: Re: ugg don be afraid to spend a bit more
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cutuphalfdead wrote:
malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean

I'm not afraid of you. A little intimidated, but I like feeling that.

that's because it was after work when we met. the majority of my office rage had drained away by then

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lennytheweedwhacker wrote:
That's it. I'm going to Wyoming.
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you are the human wyoming


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 Post subject: Re: ugg don be afraid to spend a bit more
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malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
malice wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Do you get along with the millenials that you work with, Mary?

they're all afraid of me if that's what you mean

I wish that I worked with you.

no, you really don't reed. I'm way worse than here.

But I'm way better than here.

proof, pls

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