Jessica Tabinor cultural change
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Generally born between 1980 and 2000, Generation Y is a contentious group, facing a career that is vastly different from their predecessors. Not only are the industries, technologies and fields that are on offer, changing the perception of what leadership is and how to best foster it within an upcoming workforce that is more mobile than ever.
These millennials are the people that businesses now need to impress in order for them to attract the best talent into their company, with a long-term plan of them working their way up to leadership. The market is extremely competitive and incorporating culture into the mix makes it a much more complex.
The key characteristics of Gen Y are very different, they show less loyalty to their employers, unlike their predecessors who would follow a strict route of education into long-term employment.
“Millennials, who are already emerging as leaders in technology and other industries and will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025, want to work for organizations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and make a positive contribution to society”They are more short-term focused and extremely tuned into their own needs and wants in order for them to progress up the ladder to leadership.
The fact that they will be our future leaders is not the only reason to take this prospering group of people seriously, their niche skills, creative ideas and social status is also something to note. They pose a number of strengths of which can be beneficial to a company’s strategy both short and long-term.
“It is clear that top talent want to work innovatively and organisations must foster innovative thinking. This will not only help retain the best talent but It will drive high-performance and efficiencies to gain a competitive advantage” - Ben Fitzgerald, Head of Professional Services, Morson