Insights on how to manage the multi-generational workplace

Millennials. Baby boomers. Generation Z. Here are the Vancouver Public Library’s top picks for books on how companies and managers can survive and thrive in today’s workplace



The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace by Lindsey Pollak

The modern-day workplace includes more generations than ever before. Consultant and public speaker Lindsey Pollak offers practical ideas on how companies can lead a multi-generational workforce. This is a great read for managers and anyone looking for a fresh perspective.

The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work by Lisa Taylor and Fern Lebo

Lisa Taylor and Fern Lebo explore and dispel some of the existing myths about older workers. They share case studies from their work with a variety of North American companies and argue that organizations need to focus on the talent of their employees and not their age.

Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit from Ditching Generational Stereotypes by Jessica Kriegel

This book challenges the concept of generational issues in the workplace. Talent development consultant Jessica Kriegel steers away from an employee’s age to focus on individual talents and interpersonal dynamics. She also offers techniques to better manage a multi-generational business that goes beyond age stereotypes.

What Millennials Want from Work: How to Maximize Engagement in Today’s Workforce by Jennifer J. Deal and Alec Levenson

This book offers food for thought with regard to age stereotypes and puts a spotlight on the millennial workforce. Using extensive data from research conducted in 22 countries, this comprehensive survey of millennial work habits and attitudes is a useful resource for organizations and business professionals.

The Multigenerational Sales Team: Harness the Power of New Perspectives to Sell More, Retain Top Talent, and Design a High-Performing Workplace by Warren Shiver and David Szen

Sales teams face a number of challenges managing a multitude of generations. Get advice on how to improve internal and client-oriented practices. This guide is for those trying to understand and deal with the impact of a multi-generational workforce in their organization.