Lets face it: Young leaders in the arts are not always considered valuable by senior managers at arts organizations. Sound like a generalization? Well, it is. There are some opinions to help back that statement up, but not enough to make a wide assumption about a manager’s level of appreciation for his or her younger employees.
That’s why I (and many other Emerging Leaders) were surprised when we read this article published by The New York Enterprise Report – scroll down to the section Gen Y Workers Disappoint. (Courtesy of Emily Peck, Program Manager – Business Committee for the Arts). The article is reporting survey results of small business owners, and referencing in part the level of satisfaction that business owners have with their Generation Y employees. In my opinion (and take this for what it’s worth), reports such as this are incredibly misleading and damaging. Read the rest of this entry »