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Managing The Changes Within A Public Workforce Trends

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Managing the Changes in a Public Workforce Trends: 2011-2025

Hope K. Luttrell
Dr. Plant
P ADM 512/ SP15
Final Paper
Pennsylvania State University
May 1, 2015

Public management over a course of time has seen an influx in societal workforce dilemmas which have rapidly transformed organizational structures in government to how HR professional translate policies and procedures. As public events continue to rise and the demands for spontaneous, strategic, and creative solutions are sought after effortlessly, society is faced with the need to revisit how to successfully manage a diverse workforce. A workforce that is composed of (1) multigenerational groups, (2) succession planning and (3) a thirst to bridge the strain among
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Gary Hamel (2011) spoke on the essence of: the reinvention of management techniques which, challenged managers to rethink how they perform operational functions; in order to, create a solid structure within the current market. Additionally, his [Hamel] presentation broke the seal on stagnate managers and a need to reinvent themselves. Often in many organizational cultures there lays very rigid, traditional and obsolete practices which struggles to remain existent. Organizations are now flooded with multigenerational groups; where baby boomers sought to develop their succession plan exit; now baby boomer are forecasted to have an large representation within the future workforce alongside generation X and Y’s. In the past, managers were more seasoned, traditional in administration processes and managed a younger workforce. Due to the current market shift [and potentially the future], managers are comprised of recent college graduates, ingenuities on developments, and overseers of both seasoned and youthful employees. The idea of managing the future workforce will require nuggets given by Gary Hamal (2011): (1) Challenge the change which is currently changing, (2) construct innovations that involves everyone, and (3) manage the diversified commodity of knowledge effectively. Authors, Martha Crumpacker and Jill Crumpacker (2007) stated:
…multiple generations represented within today’s workforce
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