Accession Number : ADA620591


Title :   Millennials at Work: The Advice of Great Leaders


Corporate Author : DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Axten, Carol


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620591.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : According to a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast, by 2015 about 70 million members of the millennial generation will enter the workforce and by 2030 will make up 75 percent of all working professionals. As managers in the acquisition profession, are you ready to lead members of this generation who have been labeled pampered, nurtured and kept busy with myriad activities since they were toddlers? Born between 1980 and 2000, as the new millennium approached, millennials have a tendency to question the status quo and hold a different set of priorities than their parents. They put less priority on careers and, instead, seek flexibility and balance of work, family and personal time. This means they can be viewed as both high-performance and high-maintenance types. These characteristics can pose challenges to older leaders in the workforce. However, millennials energy, enthusiasm, creativity and innovation are needed to make the acquisition community successful in a declining budget environment, while balancing developing and maintaining complex weapon and defense systems. Let s look to the words and actions of great leaders of the past and present, from President George Washington to President Barack Obama, to provide guidance on leading millennials. These leadership skills are timeless and will benefit all leaders in any organization military or civilian government employees or even those in the private sector.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *LEADERSHIP , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , BALANCE , BUDGETS , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , CREATIVITY , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , ENVIRONMENTS , FORECASTING , GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES , GUIDANCE , MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL , PERSONNEL , REPRINTS , SKILLS , STATISTICS , WEAPONS , WORK


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE