Managing the Millennials
IN THIS SUMMARY
A few years ago, Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja, and Craig Rusch began to notice a growing frustration among managers and business leaders trying to integrate younger workers into their organizations. Three generations of workers (Builders, Baby Boomers, and Generation X) have been occupying the work force and keeping the status quo for well over a decade. But recently, tension in the workplace has been brewing between the new workers entering the workforce, the Millennials, and the other age groups. Espinoza, Ukleja, and Rusch conducted a two-year study, interviewing hundreds of managers and employees in a variety of work environments. In Managing the Millennials, they illustrate nine points of tension which result from the clashing value systems of the different generations of workers, and nine corresponding competencies required for managers to successfully turn these points of tension into points of connection.