By J.T. O'Donnell, career development specialist
What's the hottest job of the future: multi-generational team management. Regardless of the industry, managers of all levels (who can manage all ages), will be in serious demand. Why? There's a growing concern around the lack of qualified leaders to help sustain and grow companies in the future. Let's look at the facts ...
Boomers Managers Are Exiting
Roughly 80 percent of the industries in America today are managed by baby boomers who are ages 47-63. These individuals plan on retiring or moving on to encore careers (i.e. part-time work, volunteering, consulting, etc.) within the next 5-10 years. Boomer management teams with decades of company knowledge and experience are now recognizing the need to train successors, but feel there aren't many candidates to choose from.