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Millennials are not from Mars

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My lightning talk from Agile by Example 2017 in Warsaw on leading Millennials in Agile teams.

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Millennials are not from Mars

  1. 1. M I L L E N N I A L S 
 A R E N O T F R O M M A R S J A K U B B A Ż E L A @ J B A Z E L A W W W. B I T. LY / B A Z E L A M A N A G E M E N T 3 0 W W W. A G I L E S Z K O L E N I A . P L
  2. 2. Source: Chata Wuja Freda, 
 http://chatolandia.pl/2017/07/03/takie-czasy-nastaly-o/ [I don’t know if 
 we should hire her or not] [C’mon, she plays 
 League of Legends 
 on the mid-lane*, 
 she can’t be stupid] “Millennials hiring Millennials” *A path where most dangerous creatures attack http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Lanes
  3. 3. – L O T S O F M Y C L I E N T S I N 2 0 1 7 J A K U B , H O W C A N W E H I R E A N D E F F E C T I V E LY M A N A G E T H E M I L L E N N I A L S ?
  4. 4. I S T H E “ M I L L E N N I A L ” 
 J U S T A N O T H E R FA N C Y T E R M ? L I K E “ B E I N G A G I L E ” , “ H AV I N G A S TA R T- U P ” , O R “ S H A R I N G E C O N O M Y ” ?
  5. 5. T H E M I L L E N N I A L S : 
 F R O M 1 9 8 0 T O ~ 1 9 9 5 P E W R E S E A R C H C E N T E R , 2 0 1 0 
 H T T P : / / W W W. P E W S O C I A LT R E N D S . O R G / 2 0 1 0 / 0 2 / 2 4 / M I L L E N N I A L S - C O N F I D E N T- C O N N E C T E D - O P E N - T O - C H A N G E /
  6. 6. – S C O T T P I TA S K Y, V P O F S TA R B U C K S , 2 0 1 6 O V E R T H E N E X T 1 0 Y E A R S , O R G A N I Z AT I O N S B I G A N D S M A L L M AY S U C C E E D O R FA I L B A S E D O N H O W T H E Y E M B R A C E T H E M I L L E N N I A L G E N E R AT I O N
  7. 7. W H AT T H E E M P L O Y E R S D O N ’ T L I K E A B O U T T H E M I L L E N N I A L S ? 1. UNFOCUSED, EASILY DISTRACTED BY MULTIPLE SOCIAL MEDIA AND PHONE NOTIFICATIONS 2. SEEKING WORK-LIFE BALANCE, HAVING HIGH SELF-EXPECTATIONS 3. NOT EASILY ACCEPT THE UNFAIRNESS OF JOB MARKET AND ITS CONSTRUCTS (E.G. “TRASH CONTRACTS”)
  8. 8. W H AT T H E E M P L O Y E R S D O L I K E 
 A B O U T T H E M I L L E N N I A L S ? 1. TRANSPARENT AND FEEDBACK-ORIENTED 2. NATURAL TEAM-PLAYERS AND PROBLEM-SOLVERS (COLLABORATION, TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCE) 3. OPEN TO CHANGE, MOBILE, CONFIDENT
  9. 9. – M Y C L I E N T S , A G A I N S O … H O W C A N W E H I R E A N D E F F E C T I V E LY M A N A G E 
 T H E M I L L E N N I A L S ?
  10. 10. M Y S H O R T A N S W E R I S : 
 I D O N ’ T K N O W F O R S U R E … … B E C A U S E T H I S W H O L E Q U E S T I O N S O U N D S L I K E “ M I L L E N N I L A S A R E T H E P R O B L E M ”
  11. 11. M O R E E X PA N D E D A N S W E R : 
 A S A M I L L E N N I A L M Y S E L F, 
 I M I G H T R E C O M M E N D …
  12. 12. 1. EMBRACING AGILE VIRTUES: COLLABORATION, TRANSPARENCY, FAST FEEDBACK LOOP 
 - THAT’S MILLENNIALS’ NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 2. GIVING US A FEEL OF BELONGING AND A SPACE FOR GROWTH 3. TREATING US WITH RESPECT, LIKE HUMAN BEINGS - WE’RE NOT FROM MARS, REALLY

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