Workplace dynamics may not sound engaging, but it kept drawing readers to the Top 5 blog posts on SAP Business Trends. From intergenerational collaboration to esteemed corporate culture and more, this list has your next water cooler conversation covered.

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Different generational approaches to a problem can be as asset, such as bringing complementary skillsets to the table.

No. 1: My Wounded Pride: Confessions of a Gen X’er

It took just two meetings for a Millennial’s Gen X boss to go from crawl-in-a-hole embarrassed to blissfully optimistic. Carolyn Brock bridges the generation gap to show how the melding of one person’s social media savvy with another’s corporate network was the start of a beautiful friendship.

No. 2: The Future Workforce Wants What Netflix Offers (Hint: It’s not Movies)

Five years after going viral, Netflix’s leaked corporate culture document is still a hot topic across the high-tech industry. Amira Polack builds up the philosophy’s seven cultural pillars, and then compares the similarities to her own working environment.

No. 3: Three Steps to Boost Employee Engagement

High-performing companies are hoping for big results from a sea change in their employee engagement strategies. Susan Galer explores the shift in corporate mindset from workers as expensive cost centers to the organization’s most important asset.

No. 4: 3 Secrets of Leading in Crisis

When a company’s system stops working, the company stops working. Stephen Dick is out in front with his plan to help leaders solve crises and get their companies working again.

No. 5: Millennials Benefit from Big Data at the University of Kentucky

As much as $1 trillion in student loan debt has many graduates living paycheck-to-paycheck for years. Christine Donato opens class on the University of Kentucky’s use of data and analytics to improve graduation rates and to streamline operational efficiencies.

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  1. Carolyn Brock

    Thanks Derek! Desiree Daniels, intern-turned-I User, is my blogging partner, and we’ll continue to write about our adventures in business. This community is so great with comments, so don’t be shy and let us know what you think of our posts!

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