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It’s no secret that the Soundview Editor’s blog is not a place where we talk politics. However, as election day approaches, there’s no harm in us taking a look at voter-related stories that have a business edge but no political bearing. For instance, Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), part of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, put out a press release yesterday concerning a study of the Millennial generation and its opinions on the upcoming election.
One of the more interesting findings is that the generation who helped propel the spirit of hope and change during the 2008 presidential election is now less enthusiastic about the voting and campaign processes. I was particularly struck by this quote from John Della Volpe, Director of Polling for the Institute of Politics:
“In 2008, Millennials took control of their own destiny, entered the political process and changed the direction of the country. Two years later, the challenges they face as a generation could not be higher. Let’s hope they reverse the current decline in interest and participation, and continue the process of becoming this era’s defining political force.”
Millennials are in the spotlight right now as they are beginning to alter the world of politics. They also are a major focus for observers of the business world. In fact, one of the new summaries that Soundview recently published deals with the potential impact of this group arriving in the workplace. In The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today, authors Jeanne Meister and Karie Willyerd examine the ramifications of this large, paradigm-shifting group and how they will interact with the existing generations that currently occupy the offices and cubicles in every company.
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