IT Management Slideshow: Ten Reasons to Stop Worrying and Love the MillennialsBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 01-20-2012
They Know Networking
They understand social networks and how to exploit them as information resources.
They Know âTech Stuffâ
Because they constantly use it for work - and play - they're on top of the latest out there that can benefit your organization.
Theyâre 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 Seek Information in Unorthodox Ways
Meaning they'll bring a fresh perspective to a project.
They Know Top Talent Is Global
Technology has eliminated geographic boundaries for these workers, making them perfect employees for the international age.
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 Know What Consumers Want
Because they're so connected, they keep a pulse on what will work - and what won't.
They Donât Need Hand Holding
They've grown up with independent mindsets. Just point them in a direction and see where they go.
They Donât âPunch Outâ
Sure, they demand flex time. But that means they're more likely to work at all hours, including those that traditional employees avoid.
They âPolice Their Ownâ
They're quicker to let slacking team members know that it's time to step up.