BEAR Press Release
A presentation on Aug. 1 will be made by a pair of USU Eastern employees, Austin Preston, the Director of the Small Business Development Center in Price, and by Rob Powell, from the Center for Workforce Development. The subject will concern management in the millennial generation.
The conflict between generations, how they view the world, what they see as important and what their work habits are has been important to employers everywhere in the last century. Born between 1980 and 1996, Generation Y is now the largest generation in terms of numbers in the country at about 77 million. They are now larger in numbers than the Baby Boomers (1946-1964) as that generation begins to decrease in size. Also known as Millennials, it makes up about 1/4 of the population of the country.
The earliest of those in this generation still remember much of the world of communications in analog rather than in digital. Most also remember 9-11 and were young adults with the down turn of the economy took place in 2006, an event which affected many of their careers. These factors and many others play into working with them and managing them in today’s business environment.
BEAR’s mission is to inform, grow and improve business in the Castle Country area. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. and light refreshments will be served. Each general meeting never lasts more than one hour. BEAR meetings are held at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center in the Alumni Room on the USU Eastern Campus in Price.