The Millennial Library Managers: A Quick Look on Their Personality, Expectations, Beliefs and Working Style

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presented at the PLAI-STRLC National Conference on the Next Generation Library Managers on July 30, 2014 at Camp Allen, Sta. Cruz, Laguna …

presented at the PLAI-STRLC National Conference on the Next Generation Library Managers on July 30, 2014 at Camp Allen, Sta. Cruz, Laguna

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  • 1. “The Millennial Library Managers: A Quick Look at Their Personality, Expectations, Beliefs and Working Styles”  by  Fe Angela M. Verzosa  Na&onal Conference on the Next Genera&on Library Managers   30‐31 July 2014, Camp Allen, Sta. Cruz, Laguna  
  • 2. THE BABY BOOM GENERATION BORN: 1946 TO 1964 AGE IN 2014: 50 TO 68 Generation X Born: 1965 to 1980 Age in 2014: 34 to 49 The Silent Generation Born: 1928 to 1945 Age in 2014: 69 to 86 The Millennial Generation Born: After 1980 Age of adults in 2014: 18 to 33 The Generations Defined    
  • 3. Let’s face it — Millennials are taking over the workplace. Millennials represent roughly 50% of the workforce, and by 2020, we can expect that number to increase to a whopping 75%.
  • 4. Worldwide and in the US, millennials are the largest genera4on yet ~ 2.3 billion strong. 
  • 5. Half would rather have no job than to   have a job they hate, and 3 out of 5 will   switch job in 5 years.  7 out of 10 think they need “me 4me”   at work, and 4 out of 5 demand  recogni4on for their work. 
  • 6. • over-indulged, over- nurtured , over-parented • stay longer with their parents • stronger family ties • stay in school longer • have high expectation as employees • receptive to new ideas, change in environment, work challenges Millennials as children of Baby Boomers
  • 7. • tech-savvy • street smart • lifestyle centered • independently dependent • Informal • stimulus junkies • skeptical • impatient Millennial personality (Peter Sheahan, 2005)  • family-centric • achievement- oriented • team-oriented • attention-craving Common traits:
  • 8. Millennial Women •  Millennial women outpace men in educational attainment •  but they remain concentrated in female- dominated lesser-paying occupations •  believe work-life balance is achievable and see gender bias as an issue •  want a job they enjoy that provides security and flexibility •  Having children will make it harder for them to advance in their job or career 
  • 9. Millennial Librarians have a more diverse background, and are more technically savvy than predecessors more flexible and assertive in their workplaces are poised to take over a graying occupation while staying determined to revolutionize the career as they advance are generally regarded as being more open- minded and liberal (supportive of gay rights and equal rights with minorities)
  • 10. Millennial Beliefs Millennials are more accep4ng of gay rights,  live‐in arrangements for couples,   Mothers working outside the home, and inter‐racial marriages. 
  • 11. 14-34 1981-2000
  • 12. SOURCE…
  • 13. M I L L E N N I A L W O R K P R O F I L E
  • 14. M I L L E N N I A L W O R K P R O F I L E
  • 15. M I L L E N N I A L W O R K P R O F I L E
  • 16. W O R K P R O F I L E M I L L E N N I A L
  • 17. Millennial Work Profile
  • 18. Millennial Work Profile
  • 19. • are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion • linked by social media • burdened by debt • distrustful of people • in no rush to marry • and optimistic about the future hLp://w w w .pew 01 4 /03 /07 
  • 20. 81 % are on Facebook
  • 21. Filipino millennials are the world’s happiest They look for the bright side of life, thrive on strong interpersonal ties, and prefer stress-free environs. Source: Manila Bulletin, November 23, 201 3
  • 22. Filipino Millennials Stereotyped aHributes  •  Over self‐confident  •  Feeling en4tled  •  Prefer schooling over work  •  Loudest on social media  •  Seek global opportuni4es  •  Demand flexible work 4me  •  Prefer to go jobless than get  a job they don’t want  Jus&fica&on/Why  •  Nurtured in a posi4ve  affirma4on by parents  •  Spoiled; lazy to find a job  •  Born with the internet  •  Enthusias4c and adventurous  •  Avoid the mistakes of parents 
  • 23. Impact of Filipino Millennials in Workplace based on survey •  67 percent have worked on-the-go •  80 percent believed they could maintain their productivity outside the office •  “to be more productive and creative” is top reasons why they worked outside the office •  73 percent find their ideal workplace is their home •  83 percent use smartphones both for work and personal use. •  63 percent favor flexi-working policy •  69 percent expect companies to provide equipment and hardware that will allow them to be mobile Source: MeConomy study commissioned by VMware 
  • 24. Understanding Generation Characteristics Baby Boomers (‘46-’64) •  Well-established in their careers, senior managers •  Believe in working up the ladder, value seniority •  Recognize hierarchy •  Driven by values, not money •  Hardworking and loyal to the companies worked for •  Attached to their work Generation X (‘65-’80) •  independent, self reliant, born during crises, lay-offs and coming from broken / two-income families •  Ambitious, resourceful •  Value freedom, autonomy and meaningful work •  Prefer to work alone •  Thrive on diversity, challenges, opportunities for change
  • 25. Millennials/Generation Y Expectations •  Toughest to manage •  Self-centered, confident •  Tech-savvy, enthusiastic •  Achievement and learning-oriented •  Want their opinion heard •  Thrive on team-work and shared rewards •  Prefer to be coached •  Wants access to open doors Work Ethics •  Prefer to complete tasks on their own •  Want detailed instruction on what to do, but still want to do the tasks their way •  Loyal to the company only if their career needs and personal interests are met •  Thrive on new ideas and situations, and constant opportunities to learn
  • 26. Comparison: Total Millennials 78% 72% are female 21% 26% are male 1% 2% other
  • 27. 26% 72% 0% 0% 2%
  • 28. 38% 10% 5% 46%
  • 29. Among the top five: Siblings Parents Friend Career Counselor Occ. Outlook Next in ranking: Spouse/partner Media article College Librarian Teacher/faculty School Librarian Public Librarian Special Librarian Other
  • 30. Millenials 13% 11% 12+% 10% 9+% 10% 9% 8% 7+% 7%
  • 31. Which of the following influenced why you went to the library school you attended?
  • 32. 70% 40% 15% 35% 48% 30% 22% 45% 28%
  • 33. 3.5 4.3 4.0 3.0 3.4 2.8 4.23 3.65 3.84 3.30 3.34 2.64
  • 34. References and Readings •  Millennials: •  Who are the Millennials? millennials-generation-y.html •  Generation Y by Sally Kane: od/practicetips/a/GenerationY.htm •  Millennials: millennials-confident-connected-open-to-change/ •  A Primer on How to Motivate a Millennial: http:// mars-gen-y-is-from-venus-a-primer-on-how-to-motivate-a- millennial/ •  New Millennial Values: prospernow/2012/07/05/the-new-millennial-values/
  • 35. References and Readings •  Generation Y Characteristics: characteristics/ •  What is a Millennial? millennial-generation/ •  Multigenerational Characteristics: http:// PAGEPATH=&ID=20209 •  The Impact of Millennials: impact-millennials-today-workplace-000551523.html •  Filipino Millennials: filipino-millennials-happiest-least-stressed-in-the-world- survey •  The Truth about Millennials: truth-millenials-workplace/
  • 36. •  Take our 14 item quiz and we’ll tell you how "Millennial" you are, on a scale from 0 to 100, by comparing your answers with those of respondents to a scientific nationwide survey. You can also find out how you stack up against others your age. •  Begin Quiz → Source: millennial-are-you/ How Millennial Are You?
  • 37. THINKING ABOUT YOUR TELEPHONE USE, DO YOU HAVE… ___ only a cell phone? ___ only a landline in your house? ___ both cell phone and landline? In the past 24 hours, did you watch more than an hour of television programming, or not? ____Yes ____No In the past 24 hours, did you read a daily newspaper, or not? ___Yes ___No In the past 24 hours, did you play video games, or not? ___Yes ___No
  • 38. In the past 24 hours, about how many text messages, if any, did you send or receive on your cell phone? ___ none in the past 24 hours? ___ 1 to 9 messages? ___ 10 to 49 messages? How important is being successful in a high- paying career or profession to you personally? ___one of the important things ___very impt but not the most impt ___somewhat important ___not important at all
  • 39. DO YOU THINK MORE PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT RACES MARRYING EACH OTHER IS A… ___good thing for society ___bad thing for society ___doesn’t make much difference In the past 12 months, have you contacted a government official, or not? This contact could have been in person, by phone, by letter, by sending an email, or posting a message on their website or social networking page. _____Yes ______No
  • 40. HOW IMPORTANT IS LIVING A VERY RELIGIOUS LIFE TO YOU PERSONALLY? ___one of the important things ___very impt but not the most impt ___somewhat important ___not important at all HAVE YOU EVER CREATED YOUR OWN PROFILE ON ANY SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE SUCH AS TWITTER, FACEBOOK OR LINKEDIN, OR HAVEN’T YOU DONE THIS? _____Yes ______No
  • 41. DO YOU HAVE A TATTOO, OR NOT? ____YES ____NO Were your parents married during most of the time you were growing up, or not? ____married ____not married (separated, divorced, never married) Do you have a piercing in a place other than your earlobe, or not? ____Yes ____No
  • 42. IN GENERAL, WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR POLITICAL VIEWS AS… ____conservative ____liberal ____moderate Finally, please tell us your age so that we can see how people in different age groups score on the quiz. ____under 18 ____18 to 29 ____30 to 45 ____46 to 64 ____65+
  • 43. Contact Questions?