IT Management Slideshow: Ten Reasons to Stop Worrying and Love the Millennials

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-20-2012

They Know Networking

They understand social networks and how to exploit them as information resources.

They Know Networking

They Know “Tech Stuff”

Because they constantly use it for work - and play - they're on top of the latest out there that can benefit your organization.

They Know “Tech Stuff”

They’re Problem/Solution Oriented

They seek to conquer tasks others may avoid, and don't feel a job title or description should stop them from doing so.

They’re Problem/Solution Oriented

They Seek Information in Unorthodox Ways

Meaning they'll bring a fresh perspective to a project.

They Seek Information in Unorthodox Ways

They Know Top Talent Is Global

Technology has eliminated geographic boundaries for these workers, making them perfect employees for the international age.

They Know Top Talent Is Global

They Respond Well to Challenges

Like trying to beat an "impossible boss" in a videogame, formidable challenges present intriguing growth opportunities to this generation.

They Respond Well to Challenges

They Know What Consumers Want

Because they're so connected, they keep a pulse on what will work - and what won't.

They Know What Consumers Want

They Don’t Need Hand Holding

They've grown up with independent mindsets. Just point them in a direction and see where they go.

They Don’t Need Hand Holding

They Don’t “Punch Out”

Sure, they demand flex time. But that means they're more likely to work at all hours, including those that traditional employees avoid.

They Don’t “Punch Out”

They “Police Their Own”

They're quicker to let slacking team members know that it's time to step up.

They “Police Their Own”