Friday, July 15, 2011

What Happens When Baby Boomers Leave Corporate America For Good

Baby Boomers in the workforce are being replaced by young people who just don't match up. That's the sentiment of former Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, who refers to the boomer generation as "the most productive, highly skilled, educated part of our labor force."

Greenspan blames the problem on the educational system and I am a baby boomer who agrees with him. Personally, I think the entire educational system needs to be re-vamped. We have teachers in Atlanta resorting to cheating to get bonuses and producing kids with no academic skills. Colleges teach "theory" but don't prepare students for the REAL WORK ENVIRONMENT. There's something truly wrong.

Then we have parents who don't take the time to teach their children about manners, etiquette and respect. Oh, wait a minute. Aren't these baby boomers too? The same ones who may have been too busy working in Corporate America to deal with family values? Is this the boomer generation that thought it was cool to be their child's friend instead of a much-needed disciplinarian?

When baby boomers leave corporate america for good maybe they can spend some quality time with their children teaching them how to carry on the torch with dignity.

To read more of what Alan Greenspan has to say about the changing workforce, read here: Boomers

1 comment:

Pam Archer said...

I so agree with you! The tech generation cannot communicate. I hear that they are a disaster in the work force, because they can't carry on a conversation, and their attention span is so short.

America in general, not just corporate America, is in trouble. I do hope that boomers teach their grandchildren about the importance of quality time, family values, discipline, faith, and all the other things you listed.