I am involved in an on-line discussion about how and why choices for development investment opportunities for individuals, the organisation etc. are made.
I just posted this:
“I’d like to take a completely different tack to address the generational issues. Recall when we were all getting educated, either in the classroom, on the barricades (in the 60’s in Europe e.g.) or in the rock concert / hippie ‘paradise’. I can’t recall many people being too worried about the job and the mortgage – we had more important things to think about! And companies, ironically, seemed to respect that by hiring all these ‘social movers and shakers’. Not sure Government did, though – still wanted the old approaches?
Now, my wife and I have a bunch of (well educated) kids, and I spend a lot of time with young managers in various situations. Everyone seems paranoid about the economic future – cost of houses, direction of politics, mortgages, job security, the value of their CV etc etc. Of course they do still take social causes seriuosly – Tsunami, Live 8 etc etc.
But the ironic thing is that the ‘old guys’ have all the money, all the resources.
What are we collectively doing to this so-called digital generation to build their paranoia?
How can we help instead?”