Recently, I received amazing news and could not be more excited and proud to share it. The article titled “Creating and sustaining a highly engaged company culture in a multigenerational workplace,” which was featured in Strategic HR Review, Vol. 14, Issue: 4, pp. 124–130, has been recognized as an Outstanding Paper by the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. My co-author, psychologist John Blattner, Ph.D., and I are both truly stunned and honored to earn such a prestigious achievement.
This recognition is only awarded to the best article in a certain journal or the best book on a certain subject every year. The judges’ criteria include six standards: “internationality; diversity; support for scholarly research; encouragement of applied research (impact); commitment to high-quality scholarship; and a desire to ensure reader, author and customer experience is the best it can be.” Four papers are chosen per journal—three highly commended articles and one winner. It’s an honor to have won this award, especially considering the quality of our competitors’ work in Strategic HR Review.
In the article, we discuss how to work with employees across generations, utilizing each to their fullest ability and synthesizing a team from people of widely different backgrounds. It’s a subject that Dr. Blattner and I are both incredibly passionate about, and evidently our enthusiasm came across in the article. As a result of this recognition, the paper will now be free for all to download until 2017. We encourage you to take a look at not only our paper, but the other outstanding winners and recognized works here.