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By Alister Dias, Vice President & Managing Director, EMC, Australia & New Zealand


Interestingly, a recent global study found that 42 per cent of leaders reported generational differences were the primary cause of conflict within their organisations. Considering that 10 years ago some members of Generation Y hadn’t started high school and they’re now entering the workforce, it’s understandable that staff don’t all operate on the same wavelength.

 

In the next 10 years we will see significant changes in the workplace and the workforce.

 

Currently, 15 per cent of Australia’s workforce is made up of Generation Y employees. This is set to change. Within 15 years, Generation Y will make up almost half of the workforce.

 

Never before have we seen a generation gap so wide and one that mattered so much. For the first time in history, organisations could have up to five generations working alongside one another.

 

As leaders in business, it is essential for us to be able to successfully recruit, manage and motivate staff from all generations. In addition, we need to successfully integrate varied groups of people into a unified organisational culture. Well, the bad news is that the changing demographic of the workforce may mean the way we approach this today may not work tomorrow; so how can we prepare?

 

To discuss the challenges the changing workforce will present, we’ve invited Michael McQueen, a specialist in demographic shifts, change management and future trends, to be a guest speaker at EMC Forum in August. Michael will provide insight into how to deal with growing generational differences in organisations.

 

Michael is a three-time bestselling author and is considered among an elite group of thinkers credited with changing how we think about generations in the workplace. His research into defining attitudes and values of emerging generations is arguably the world’s most extensive.

As organisations become more age-diverse than ever, it is becoming important to prepare for and capitalise on the competitive advantage that the next generation of workers represent.

 

Michael’s presentation at EMC Forum will focus on how to ‘de-code’ the workforce of tomorrow and outline some of the key reasons no organisation can afford to ignore Generation Y. Myths associated with Generation Y will be dispelled and strategies on how to best attract, harness and integrate these individuals into an organisation will be explored.

 

 

Find out more about EMC Forum here.

 

Register for EMC Forum 2013 today and connect with us to stay up to date on all announcements, session details and news from EMC Forum 2013 at emc.im/Forum2013AU.

 

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By Alister Dias, Vice President & Managing Director, EMC, Australia & New Zealand

 

At EMC, we see organisations in this market doing their utmost to come to grips with new technologies, processes and business models.

 

Our customers tell us this new environment presents challenges ranging from delivering performance and productivity improvements to ensuring the security of critical systems and information.   

 

EMC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, John Roese, is an expert in helping organisations understand today’s IT trends and how they can leverage them to become more efficient, responsive and competitive.

 

I recently invited John to share his views with business and government organisations in this market as EMC Forum 2013’s keynote speaker. He eagerly accepted and will join us for our events in Sydney and in Melbourne.

 

John is going to talk about how organisations can use Big Data, virtualisation, the Cloud and Trusted IT to become more agile, scalable and responsive. 

 

A 20-year veteran of the IT industry, John heads up EMC’s Corporate Office of Technology and helps set our technology vision and strategy. He makes sure that what we do and where we’re going supports the needs and priorities of our customers.

 

John’s industry experience spans IT from silicon to networking, storage, servers and virtualisation, and he has in the past headed an R&D organisation with a staff of 12,000 and a US$1.7 billion budget.

 

As a leader within the IT community, John is comfortable with experiencing change, grasping its implications and incorporating these in corporate strategies. For example, he’s seen the massive increase in internet traffic over the past decade.

 

Did you know that over the past ten years internet traffic grew from 0.765625 exabytes per month to 44 exabytes per month (that’s equivalent to 11 billion DVDs; or 10 trillion MP3’s; or 270 quadrillion text messages) and has resulted in a massive increase of 5,747 per cent IP traffic between 2003 and 2012.

 

This growth in use of the internet and web-enabled devices has contributed to an increase in data volumes that IT professionals have had to respond to by creating environments that provide information access, integration, storage and protection.

 

As John says, individual technologies are less important when it comes to supporting these changes than how several technologies can operate together as complex systems. At EMC, we’re working on some exciting projects in this area and we’ll reveal more at EMC Forum 2013.



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