Harnessing the Potential of Digital Post-Millennials in the Future Workplace

  • Alan Okros

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Surfing the Digital Tsunami

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-7
    2. Alan Okros
      Pages 9-32
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      Pages 53-72
  3. Here Come the Transformers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-76
    2. Alan Okros
      Pages 77-91
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      Pages 93-115
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      Pages 117-131
  4. Mirrors and Chameleons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-136
    2. Alan Okros
      Pages 137-154
    3. Alan Okros
      Pages 171-174

About this book


This book offers strategic leaders with essential information for their most important role:  the change management function of positioning the organization for success into the future. To do so, leaders need to sort through a myriad of forecasts, predictions and weak indicators of change to make timely decisions. This volume addresses the most critical factor for future success: people and, specifically, harnessing the potential the current youth cohort will bring when they join the full-time workforce. 

Drawing on multi-disciplinary analyses by 37 researchers, the book presents an integrative assessment of the characteristics that those in the current youth cohort are likely to bring to the workplace. The focus is on those born after 2005 with an examination of the implications of this cohort being raised from birth immersed in an increasingly omnipresent digital environment which extends far beyond social media. The authors see the coming ‘digital tsunami’ as creating disruptive effects across major elements of our economy and even society however optimistically conclude that the digital environment and the development of 21st Century skills in schools will equip the next generation with essential competencies, attitudes, social skills and work goals. The key to harnessing the potential of this generation will be to modify current human resources and workplace practices which will mean sweeping away much of the ‘boomer’ legacy that this cohort has imprinted on organizations. To assist leaders, the book goes beyond presenting a rich portrait of who these youth may become by providing practical recommendations for the changes that need to start now in order to position the organization to benefit from what they will bring. As the astute strategic leader knows: objects in the future can be closer than they appear. 


Disruptive Business Strategy Youth Culture Digital skills in the workplace Strategic Leadership Change management at work Post-millennial workforce Next generation of workers Generation z employees Potential of generation z workers Generational leadership studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan Okros
    • 1
  1. 1.Canadian Forces CollegeTorontoCanada

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