When Your Project Team Combines Millennials and Boomers (And Everyone in Between)
The science of project management stays constant. The key topics you've seen in project management training over the past thirty years have not changed dramatically. Even the PMBOK hasn't changed dramatically, even as it adds new knowledge areas.
What about the art of leadership? Is the workforce changing? Do we need different strategies for Millennials than worked for Boomers?
Yes and no, say Jennifer Deal and Alec Levenson, authors of What Millennials Want From Work. While the work place has evolved over the past 40 years - including trends like working remotely and being accessible by mobile phone and email at least 16 hours a day - what your workforce wants is surprisingly the same across generations. Everyone wants flexibility. Everyone wants meaningful work. And the youngest workers are always the most impatient.
Apparently this topic is particularly important for project managers: Dana Brownlee's July 27 webinar, Managing Millennials and Multi-Generational Teams, has 1000 people registered. I'll be watching the recording so I can be sure Versatile's project management training in Seattle, online, and onsite is up to date on this important topic.