The slacker stereotype that clung to Gen Xers during their formative years has seemingly faded away, with surveys now suggesting that both their older and younger colleagues rank them as the hardest working employees and bosses. What makes this group so valuable in the workplace?
As Gen X reach middle age, they’re growing more concerned about their finances yet remain unprepared for retirement. Additionally, they’re setting off alarm bells with their health problems and heavy drinking. How did they get in such bad shape? And what can be done to address their varied crises?
The stereotypical midlife crisis used to involve flash cars, younger models, dubious fashion choices and maybe a session or two of therapy. Fast forward to 2015 and those entering middle age don’t seem so rebellious. So what does a midlife crisis look like amongst those who refuse to grow up?
Gen X women are often ignored by brands, who tend to target Boomers and Gen Yers. But they have a lot of spending power that isn't being tapped into. Enter The Midult, a site dedicated to giving these women a voice and defying stereotypes about what it means to be a Gen Xer today.
Offices are notorious for wasting energy. But not The Edge, which has been touted as the most sustainable and connected working space in the world. Designed to reduce operating costs and increase employee productivity, could it provide a template for buildings of the future?