Digital Education Series: Managing & Motivating Millennials
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Millennials are disrupting the status quo and many are seeking purpose-driven work in their organizations. A new report, analyzing three years of data collected by Deloitte, discovered that millennials want to be all in without sacrificing the flexibility to be who they are at work and live a fulfilling life outside of it. With their rising status as leaders combined with their work and development preferences, millennials are shifting the cultural norms for organizations today.
Many millennials are redefining the way we think about getting work done by prioritizing purpose-driven work. To blend work with purpose, they are seeking technology that enables innovation, collaboration, and flexibility. Some of our key findings include:
- Purpose: While millennials believe the pursuit of profit is important, less than half say it should be the most important achievement of a business.
- Technology: 80% of millennials agree that as technology develops further, work will become more fulfilling
- Skills Alignment: Millennials are less likely than other generations to say they “have the opportunity to do what they do best” at work. Only 28% of millennials feel their organizations are making full use of their skills.
- Innovation: Millennials indicate that they valued learning innovative strategies and incorporating them into their work. However, 25% of millennials say the main barrier to innovation is the attitude of senior management.
- Well-being: Millennials identified “flexible working conditions and work/life integration” as the No. 1 way organizations would have to change if they wish to improve retention.
Manager, Deloitte Survey Research & Analytics Center Inclusion Center of Excellence, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Stephanie is a manager with more than eight years of experience helping clients drive higher organizational performance through analytics, solution development, and thought leadership. She leads Diversity and Inclusion Analytics for Deloitte’s Inclusion Center of Excellence where she helps her clients unleash the full potential of their workforce through targeted solutions and advanced inclusion analytics. Additionally, she leads a portfolio of work for Deloitte’s Survey Research and Analytics Center, enabling clients to effectively diagnose, predict, and better anticipate organizational outcomes.
Stephanie has her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, with a concentration in diversity, inclusion, and organizational development. She has designed and implemented numerous talent analytics initiatives across most industries on a variety of topics, such as unconscious bias, talent innovation and inclusion, safety and health analytics, and workforce engagement. Her passion for helping clients realize truly inclusive environments while enabling the use of analytics to link the impact of inclusion on critical business outcomes.
In addition to advising clients, Stephanie enjoys conducting research that has an impact on organizational approaches to diversity inclusion and talent management, and she presents on these topics regularly. She also oversees Deloitte’s sponsorship of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Program, where she leads a variety of webinars, workshops, and events focused on increasing engagement across government, and provides advisory services to federal agencies, enabling greater employee engagement and improving the workforce climate across federal government.