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Crystal Kadakia

Georgia, United States

“There isn't a day that goes by that I am not thinking about modernizing training. Your work really has created an impact.” Andrea J., HR Leader Koch Industries
"Crystal has done a thorough, yet concise job dealing with the misconceptions of millennials. I wish this book existed 15 years ago and senior executives I worked with had read it!"

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Author15
Influencer8
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Entrepreneur0
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Future of Work 31.63
Leadership 30.06
HR 30.07
Diversity and Inclusion 30.40

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15 Article/Blogs
Where Do I Fit In With The Work Related To The Future of Work?
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June 14, 2019
This is a question I found myself asking - Where can I, where do I today, and where do I want to fit in with the work related to the future of work? That led me to a deeper, underlying question: What exactly is the work related to the future of the work?

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Tags: Future of Work

Are You A Modern Learner?
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June 10, 2019
*Originally published by the Association for Talent Development and written in collaboration with Lisa MD Owens: https://www.td.org/insights/are-you-a-modern-learner. Drawn from our Designing for the Modern Learner workshop.

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Tags: Future of Work

Is Reading a Book a Modern Learning Method?
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May 30, 2019

Should we discard all learning methods of the past to meet the demands of modern learning opportunities? Probably not. We certainly need to modernize learning to keep up with how, when, and where learners need it. However, although it may come as a surprise, digital and flashy isn’t what makes learning modern. But it’s best to trend toward the modern side of learning to keep today’s learners engaged.

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Tags: Future of Work

Is It Time To Divide Diversity From Inclusion?
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July 17, 2018
Does Diversity & Inclusion strategy actually make sense to consider together? Deb Fortin & John Vincent, founders of The Submarine Way, and I discussed this very question last week at lunch. As consultants in the workplace culture space, we spend a lot of our time figuring out the ever-p

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Featured Guest on the Chicks in Charge Podcast
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July 17, 2018
The desire to be “in charge” is often overlooked by the ability to endure despite your current circumstances. It often means possessing a spirit of leadership and the pursuit of excellence, even when no one is following you! Throughout the pages of the introspective journey from obscurit

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Tags: Future of Work

5 Ways Microsoft is Creating a Leading Post-Modern Workplace Culture
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June 15, 2018
Low attention span. Difficulty making choices and committing to a path. Filtering information and appropriately responding. Respecting and navigating hierarchical lines. As the first generation to grow up with digital technology entered the workplace, millennials have made these challenges more and more obvious. For some time now, we have been analyzing the millennial problem. However, there’s a different approach; one I have championed for the past few years. It is to recognize these challenges as not just a millennial problem, but something that affects everyone and is here to stay in today’s digital world. I had the opportunity to interview top leaders and managers at Microsoft to explore what they have been doing to break through millennial myths—both for their own employees and customers—and lead the way for a modern world of work. Here is what I gleaned.

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work

Published by Microsoft.com: Crystal Kadakia converts the myth of ‘lazy, entitled’ millennials into modern workplace strategies
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June 08, 2018
by Vanessa Ho About seven years ago, Crystal Kadakia was a training manager at a Fortune 50 company when she began noticing negative media stories about millennials. She started to see simplistic charts that summed up entire generations – millennials, boomers, Generation X – in a few words. None

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Tags: Future of Work

Highlights from Leadercast 2018
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May 04, 2018
Leadercast Live is the largest leadership day-long conference that takes place live in Atlanta and is simulcast to locations around the world. This year, these were the highlights I felt most inspired by and hope you do too!

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work

Digital Communication Guide: From Ignored And Impersonal To Deeper Relationships
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April 09, 2018
Do you remember those days where you knew exactly who would be in the room for a meeting? Or the moment you raise a hand to knock at a friend’s door, on the fly, just to see what they are up to? Or when you had no choice but to see someone face to face to tell them something important? Digital tec

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Tags: Future of Work

Published by ATD: A New World of Learning Clusters for L&D
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March 21, 2018
Has L&D already given up on having a presence in informal learning? Are we going to remain stuck in our world of classes and courses, the world of counting seats filled and clicks on e-learning? We’re seeing some L&D professionals willing to embrace new possibilities, but most are struggli

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Podcast by Nonfiction4Life: In Depth Look at The Millennial Myth
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March 08, 2018
Even as digital technology is disrupting workplace culture, Crystal Kadakia, author of The Millennial Myth: Transforming Misunderstanding into Workplace Breakthroughs, is aiming to solve the biggest human capital trend of our next decade: millennials in the workplace. To remain competitive, we n

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The #1 Missing Ingredient in Your Company’s Millennial Retention Strategy
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December 10, 2017
Priyan, 26, was the golden child at his Fortune 500 financial services firm. Everyone knew it, and the numbers showed it, so nobody was surprised when his boss excitedly pulled him into the VP’s office to deliver good news. After listing Priyan’s accomplishments, his boss’ boss gave the floor

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Tags: Future of Work

The Invisibles: Consequences for Organizations with the Diverse & Assimilated
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December 10, 2017
The concept of Diversity & Inclusion as we see it in action is somewhat flawed. The first word, diversity, describe what exists: a set of different groups. The second word, inclusion, begins to describe the goal: to create space where these different groups are (ideally) equally appreciated. Man

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What Clues Do Millennials Hold for Modern Learning and Development?
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December 10, 2017
Millennials: the word we are – dare I say it – sick of. Yet we still don’t understand how to deal with the changes that became urgent when this generation joined the workplace. I began speaking on this topic over five years ago when I saw HR leaders repeating generational stereotypes. In my wo

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Where Did Uber Go Wrong? A Story of Transformation and Talent
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July 17, 2017
A survey conducted by IBM in 2015 highlighted that one of the biggest fears CEOs had was to be “Uber-ized” – having their industry get disrupted by a digital start-up that presents a transformative new model for how consumers utilize a service or product. More recently, Uber CEO Travis K

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Tags: Future of Work

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