The Kids Are Alright: Millennials In The Workplace

The Kids Are Alright: Millennials In The Workplace

HighEdWeb Michigan 2015

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Ron Bronson

April 22, 2015
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  1. The Kids Are Alright Managing Millennials In The Workplace @ronbronson

    #hewebMI 2015
  2. HI I’M RON BRONSON. 13+ years managing digital properties for

    institutions & government. Digital product strategy & implementation, governance & cross- functional expert.
  3. SO WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MILLENIALS?

  4. How talks about millennials usually go.

  5. Gallup poll in 2013 reported that 74% of U.S. workers

    reported being “not engaged” or “actively disengaged”
  6. By 2020, 46% of the working population will be millennials

  7. 64% of them say it’s a priority for them to

    make the world a better place. 72% would like to be their own boss. 79% of them would want that boss to serve more as a coach or mentor. 88% prefer a collaborative work-culture rather than a competitive one. 74% want flexible work schedules.
  8. They prefer in-person team work: 60% of millennials would prefer

    to collaborate in person vs. online (34% percent) phone or videoconference (6% percent).
  9. I LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD AND NONE OF THIS

    FANCIFUL STUFF IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN OUR ORGANIZATION.
  10. But what can YOU do is a leader/manager/ supervisor/director/ bossperson?

  11. What’s your role as an aspiring leader/ manager/millennial? Everyone has

    a job to play!
  12. Simplify the process where possible

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  15. Be a responsive leader - advocate!

  16. Identify talent early

  17. Communicate early & often

  18. Don’t take a desire to move up as a threat.

    Empower them to thrive.
  19. Some modern leadership examples

  20. “transformation is always more uncertain than incremental progress.”

  21. Leadership as a service. People buy in or don’t.

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  23. Takeaways

  24. 1. Leadership isn’t a spectator sport. 2. Mentorship is the

    new management. 3. Communicate your expectations. 4. Define what “paying dues” really means to you, if you ascribe to that ideology. 5. Promote when possible.
  25. Questions? @ronbronson
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