Millennial IT Workers Harbor Big Ambitions

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-06-2014 Email

As a CIO, you want to have a good read on the perspectives and ambitions of your workforce. This includes, of course, Millennials, as they represent the future of the tech industry. So you may be pleased to learn that this generation is driven by a strong sense of ambition. In fact, most Millennials envision themselves as future CEOs of companies that they themselves launch or own, according to a recent survey from Modis. Even more Millennials are interested in getting an MBA, especially given the increasing role of IT in business-benefiting strategic planning. And you may be curious to discover how many Millennials are fueling their ambitions by freelancing on the side, as contractors or consultants. The findings also lend insight upon the state of mind of tech workers in general, including whether it's OK to discuss work on a dates, or criticize the boss in an e-mail. (The latter activity is largely frowned upon.) More than 500 IT professionals took part in the research, which was conducted by Ketchum Global Research and Analytics. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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