Gen Xers are taking the lead. How will they shape the future of work?

Hidden from the spotlight until now, Gen Xers have quietly become the next generation of workforce leaders, rising to C-suite level positions, as they take on new roles and talk about hiring for positions that don’t exist yet. At the same time Gen Xers are juggling the heightened responsibilities at work, they’re navigating more responsibilities at home as they take care of kids and aging parents. 

As Gen Xers take the helm where baby boomers have retired, how will their leadership styles and strengths continue to shape the future of work?  

One Detroit producer and Future of Work host Will Glover spoke to Michigan Works Association! CEO Ryan Hundt about what the future looks like with Generation X in charge. They talk about the cohort’s most notable workforce trends, the value of Gen Xers in the office, and how often they’ve been promoted on average compared to other generations. 

This conversation comes from One Detroit’s Future of Work town hall “Gen X: Picking up the Slack in an Evolving Workforce.” Watch our next Future of Work town hall on millennials Wednesday, March 22 at noon. 

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