World Millwork Alliance supports our GenNEXT in the millwork industry sector and is engaged in providing a comprehensive experience to gain the knowledge and self-assurance to become skilled and efficacious in the millwork trade. WMA networking opportunities and resources are instrumental in aiding GenNEXT in acquiring the professional demeanor and confidence to address today’s challenges in the work place and industry. WMA education, events and social media opportunities stimulate the foundation for best-practice approaches, practical life skills, and the wisdom to lead a fulfilling and successful role within their industry.
To engage emerging young leaders in the millwork industry sector and provide them with a comprehensive experience to gain the knowledge and tools needed to take on leadership roles within their profession.
GenNEXT provides the opportunity for a new leader to join a cohort of individuals to learn best-practice approaches, practical life skills, and the wisdom to lead a fulfilling and successful role within their industry.
GenNEXT was implemented and intended to educate the younger professional, and to provide networking opportunities and resources for each GenNEXT to acquire the professional demeanor and confidence to address today’s challenges in the work place and industry.
GenNEXT Featured Articles: Motivating and Engaging Employees from All Generations
This article by Devon Scheef and Diane Thielfoldt focuses on the importance of conversation to help people explore ideas and assumptions, and how conversations should further one’s understanding rather than debate opinions. The “Discussion Starters” included in the article are designed to spark conversation and help the reader to engage with Millennials.
This article by Diane Thielfoldt, as seen in The Official Journal of the National Insulation Association, June 2015, discusses workplace demographics, and how bringing in younger workers is vital to keeping positions filled, “grooming” future supervisors and/or managers, and staying competitive.
Learn about what motivates, engages and “turns off” the baby boomer generation at work. This article by Devon Scheef and Diane Thielfoldt touches on the importance of baby boomers, defining who they are, baby boomers’ motivators and demotivators, and 10 practical tips to “rewire,” or respectfully motivate baby boomers at work.