Millennials are Influencing Software Engineering and the Modern Day Workplace
The numbers of millennial is on the rise and they will soon be a large part of the workforce. The millennial are born between 1989 and 2000. Understanding the millennial generation is critical to the success of any manager as the leaders of today have a responsibility to shape the leaders of tomorrow. Despite their claim of independence and self sufficiency, millennial can benefit from the guidance and experience of more seasoned workers. But the knowledge transfer will only take place if today’s workers and leaders take the time to understand and build relationships with this young generation. Every generation thinks they are special. Depending on each individuals experience, people claim their generation had it better or worse than the current generation. The truth is that each generation is simply different not better, not worse, just different. Nowadays in higher education has seen huge changes from past decades with a shift from traditional models to a stress on market demands. As technology continues to become more demanding in all area of job market, higher education institutions also more focus on technological skills into curricula and classroom delivery. Millennial were raised during the dot.com boom, and have the seen the development of mp3, you tube, Smartphone as well as the impact of technology in all aspects of their lives from healthcare, transportation, to communication. This generation has been greatly shaped by the technological advances present during their childhood, college career and into the workplace. This generation known for their multitasking and utilize many technological devices simultaneously. “Millennial expect technology to play a large role in the learning process by allowing access to vast areas of informational sources to be incorporated in the actual delivery knowledge through multimedia modes with an emphasis on elements during the learning process.
Gibson,A.L., Sodeman,A.W., & Johnson,D.W. (Winter 2014). Addressing the communication gap and practice. Millennials and Technology. Retrived from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/William_Sodeman/publication/268224500_Millennials_and_Technology_Addressing_the_Communication_Gap_in_Education_and_Practice/links/546893840cf2397f782d6864.pdf . Nowadays work style is changing, mobile technology and growing presence of millennial, today’s work places are changing, mostly for the better. Millennial may be more productive in sitting in café or lounge area than in traditional workstation. Mobile technology give them benefits to work at any time any place. “Providing more open places for informal meetings is a successful strategy. And Millennial in general have a lower demand for privacy than Baby Boomers. Sullivan,C.C., & Horwitz-Bannet,B. (2014, May 19). Make way for the Millennials. Workplace design trends. Retrieved from https://www.bdcnetwork.com/workplace-design-trends-make-way-millennials. Some surveys show that employees are more creative and productive when given a verity of places in which to work.
Gibson,A.L., Sodeman,A.W., & Johnson,D.W. (Winter 2014). Addressing the communication gap and practice. Millennials and Technology. Retrived from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/William_Sodeman/publication/268224500_Millennials_and_Technology_Addressing_the_Communication_Gap_in_Education_and_Practice/links/546893840cf2397f782d6864.pdf
Sullivan,C.C., & Horwitz-Bannet,B. (2014, May 19). Make way for the Millennials. Workplace design trends. Retrieved from https://www.bdcnetwork.com/workplace-design-trends-make-way-millennials