Finally, my generation, Gen X, is getting some recognition for the potential impact on the future of work!
Much has been said about the impact of millennials on the workforce, but it's refreshing to see that 51% of management/executive positions are being held by Gen Xers with another 20+ years to go in the generations advancement.
What does this mean for mobility?
Career development opportunities should be top-of-mind for this generation. Rotational assignments at home, international assignments, home sale programs and more shouldn't be overlooked as part of your talent development and mobility strategies.
The generation that is quickly occupying the majority of business leadership roles is one that's grown up playing video games, spends the most time shopping online, and uses social media more habitually than any other generation. If you were thinking it's millennials, that's probably because they've dominated the media's focus for the past decade. But it's actually Generation X, which covers those born between 1965 and 1981 by our definition.