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Millennial Dreamers

CASE FLYER, ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
ET Cases, 5 pages

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Millennial Dreamers

 

Expected Learning Outcomes

• Millennials’/Gen Y’s characteristics and how these characteristics are different from those of Gen X, Baby Boomers, Veterans or Generalists
• Challenges faced by companies in managing the millennial workforce and the ways in which those challenges can be overcome
• The role of HR departments in synergizing the contributions of the millennials and aligning them with other generations in the workplace

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Millennials’ Characteristics

1. What do you understand by the term generation and how is it defined?
2. What according to you are the differences between Veterans/GI Generation/Generalists/Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, and Generation X? Place them in any of the appropriate quadrants (Exhibit I)..........................

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Millennial Dreamers

 

Synopsis

Very contemporary in nature, this case flyer discusses the workplace characteristics of the millennials. The topic of discussion in the case flyer becomes important as more and more millennials are working at organizations since the time they first started entering the workforce at the turn of the century. The case flyer enables a discussion on the ways in which the workplace behavior and expectations of the millennials are different from people of previous generations. It also enables a debate on the ways in which organizations can adjust to the requirements of the millennials and leverage their strengths in organizational performance. It can be effectively used in discussing the concept of diversity in organizations in HRM Course.

Before the Case Flyer Discussion in the Classroom

The participants were asked to read the following articles before coming for a discussion on this case flyer (given as Mandatory Readings at the end of the case flyer)

  • • “Millennials: What They Offer Our Organizations and How Leaders Can Make Sure They Deliver” – To understand the workplace values of the millennials
  • • “Traditionalists, Boomers, Xers, And Millennials: Giving And Getting The Mentoring You Want” – To understand the various factors that influenced the four generations
  • • “Do Millennials Really Want Their Bosses to Call Their Parents?” – To analyze the role of parents in the lives of millennials
  • • “Maximizing Millennials in the Workplace” – To compare the workplace expectations of millennials with those of the previous generations
  • • “Millennials in the Workplace: Human Resources Strategies for a New Generation” – To identify the ways to engage the millennials at the workplace

 

Most importantly, the students were encouraged to analyze all the questions given in the case flyer (either individually or in learning teams or appropriate discussion forums) for them to participate effectively and to enrich the learning outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the end of this case flyer, the participants should be well-versed with:

  • • Millennials’/ Gen Y’s characteristics and how these characteristics are different from those of Gen X, Baby Boomers, Veterans or Generalists
  • • Challenges faced by companies in managing the millennial workforce and the ways in which those challenges can be overcome
  • • The role of HR departments in synergizing the contributions of the millennials and aligning them with other generations in the workplace

 

Positioning and Setting

The case flyer can be used in the following modules/courses:

  • a. The concept of managing diverse workforce in HRM Course
  • b. The concept of work values and work culture in Organizational Behavior Course

 

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Abstract


This case flyer can be used to understand the work values of millennials and also to debate on their intriguing contradictions. While millennials, by virtue of their generational existence, are bestowed with several progressive and futuristic characteristics, managing their work behavior can be quite daunting if the organizations haven't made focused plans to align them with the other generations.

How and why are the millennials different from the previous generations? As outlined in the base article1, the restless and the tech-savvy generation has its own apprehensions and aspirations. What are the organizational implications of millennials' unique workplace characteristics? Discussing on the need for organizations to adapt to the millennials' requirements, the case flyer helps identify the ways in which the millennials can be engaged.



Pedagogical Objectives

  • To understand what distinguishes Millennials/Gen Y from Gen X, Baby Boomers, Veterans or Generalists and understand Millennials' characteristics
  • To discuss on the challenges that companies would face in managing millennial workforce and debate on the ways and means to overcome those challenges
  • To discuss and debate, based on millennials' characteristics, the role HR departments should play in synergizing their contributions and aligning them with other generations in the workplace


1 Shephali Bhatt, 'Millennial Dreamers', http://mobilepaper.timesofindia.com/mobile.aspx?article=yes&pageid=23&sectid=edid=&edlabel=ETD&mydateHid=12-02-2014&pubname=Economic+Times+-+Delhi&edname=&articleid=Ar02302&publabel=ET, February 14th2014



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