What do you make of the generational divide between millennial and non-millennial IT workers?

People & Process, Values Millennials believe that they're very good at what they do. They are specialists and they are much more flexible or adaptable. At the same time, they look for instant gratification and they don't come to you for everything. So it all depends on how they're managed. Millennials will only come to a manager if they've tried something and it doesn't work. Then they come to you for advice, and they expect you to solve the problem.  If you can't deal with millennials or gain their respect, then you're in trouble as a manager. You need to be very adaptable. If you really look at it as a market, a lot of people have become people managers because of tenure and experience and not necessarily because of their competence. Now they are inheriting a set of people who might be coming straight out of college. The onus though is mostly on the manager. So he needs to really make sure that he understands the workforce.  Millennials are not the problem. People who manage the millennials seem to be the issue and I think they have to adapt to how to manage and work with this workforce.

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Millennials believe that they're very good at what they do. They are specialists and they are much more flexible or adaptable. At the same time, they look for instant gratification and they don't come to you for everything. So it all depends on how they're managed. Millennials will only come to a manager if they've tried something and it doesn't work. Then they come to you for advice, and they expect you to solve the problem.  If you can't deal with millennials or gain their respect, then you're in trouble as a manager. You need to be very adaptable. If you really look at it as a market, a lot of people have become people managers because of tenure and experience and not necessarily because of their competence. Now they are inheriting a set of people who might be coming straight out of college. The onus though is mostly on the manager. So he needs to really make sure that he understands the workforce.  Millennials are not the problem. People who manage the millennials seem to be the issue and I think they have to adapt to how to manage and work with this workforce.