One more thought on last week’s popular post:
This one is about Gen Y and “business results.”
We know the world of work is changing fast; perhaps faster than ever before, in all of human history. What we sometimes forget, in the haze of our frenetic busy-ness, is that this rapid pace means organizations who do not adapt their ways of working to the “early adopter” Gen Y crowd aren’t just being closed-minded, they are slowly rotting out the center of their own business.
For these folks, the “system failure” won’t happen today or tomorrow, but sooner than they realize these companies will simply be unable to “keep up” — much less lead — in the marketplace, because, in the name of getting a new generation to “pay their dues,” they’ve actually refused to do what all organizations/organisms must do to survive: evolve.
The future marketplace isn’t going to be less tech-savvy and less connected. It’s going to be much, much more of those things.
Our organizations NEED the skills and mindsets of these emerging leaders, probably quite desperately, whether we realize it or not.
Don’t miss last week’s How To Work With Gen Y, Part 1! It’s even more incendiary than this one…
Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast by Josh Allan Dykstra on October 12th, 2009
Thoughts On Millennials, Ownership, & Fast Company by Josh Allan Dykstra on July 15th, 2012
My New Book Is Available NOW! by Josh Allan Dykstra on October 29th, 2012