How To Work With Gen Y, Part 2

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Leadership, Legacy | 2 Comments


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…


If you liked that post, then try these…

BlogTalkRadio Interview: PASOS by Josh Allan Dykstra on August 8th, 2014

‘Team Players’ Are Killing Your Company by Josh Allan Dykstra on July 28th, 2010

“No One Is Replaceable” @ Fast Company by Josh Allan Dykstra on February 26th, 2013


  1. Scott Asai
    March 11, 2014

    Nailed it. Speed and evolution will be key not just to survive, but also to thrive. Recruit, retain and maximize Millennials or get left behind.

  2. Jacob Shriar
    March 20, 2014

    Josh, this is an incredible part 2 to your last post. What you say in both posts makes a ton of sense!


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