who moved my cheeseDuring times of economic strife, industries are forced to change with the times if they want to survive the changing climate. Every generation is forced to handle the changing climate, and both Millennials and Baby Boomers have responded by seeking team building certification, licensing, franchising and other options to secure their futures.

According to The Entrepreneur’s Source, the leading coaching network for career and franchise businesses, both Millennials and Baby Boomers are seeking alternative work options and embracing entrepreneurial aspirations through franchising options.

“While Baby Boomers are known for being goal-oriented and independent, their Millennial counterparts have become known for their innovation and drive,” said Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source. “What we’ve seen in recent years is these two generations complementing each other’s skill sets in business partnerships through franchising.”

The changing working climate is not a new idea, and there are many articles written on the topic. This article references the following articles regarding the changing working climate: The New Millennial Career Model and Managing Millennials: 7 Tips for Turning Your GenY Employees into Fearless Leaders.

While franchising is a viable option for many, there are other options for Millennials and Baby Boomers, including team building certification and licensing, among others.

Never stop learning. According to The New Millennial Career Model, the new career model requires workers to consistently grow and learn within their fields, as well as continually earn and return. While the previous model advocated for learning during the first third of your life, earning the second third and giving back for the last third, the new model advocates for lifelong learning, earning and returning. As the work climate changes, the new career model allows for workers to adapt to the changing climate and remain competitive.

Seek (and offer) feedback. By allowing Baby Boomers and Millennials to work closely together, both are able to learn from one another, according to Managing Millennials: 7 Tips for Turning Your GenY Employees into Fearless Leaders . Baby Boomers are able to learn about and keep up with the changing technological advancements and expectations, while Millennials are able to learn leadership and other important skills, giving both generations an advantage in the work environment.

Consider licensing options. On top of franchising options, Millennials and Baby Boomers can benefit from licensing and team building certification options, such as those offered by the TIGERS Success Series. By focusing on the principles of trust, interdependence, genuineness, empathy, risk and success, both generations can experience success at any level. This type of series offers measurable strategies to improve working relationships and effectively reach goals within your organization.

There are many career options available for Millennials and Baby Boomers for those willing to look outside of the typical career model. Team building certification, licensing, franchising and other options are available to entrepreneurs from all walks of life.

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About TIGERS Success Series, Inc.

TIGERS is an Oregon Team Building Consultant situated in Bend, Oregon that serves leaders through out North America. Founder, Dianne Crampton, has helped leaders build collaborative work cultures and high performance teams for over 20 years.  She offers team development clinics to HR Executives, Project Managers, Consultants and Business Executives and Managers who desire high levels of collaboration within their operations and was nominated by Merrill Lynch for Inc. Magazines small business awards for her unique approaches to assisting post mergers and acquisitions by building a collaborative work environment. She licenses HR executives in the use of her proprietary methods.