By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth
Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University
I think millennials may become the new knowledge management generation. People like Matt share knowledge to find answers. They like to have fun doing so. Today’s retirement generation ran on rules and regulations, placing fences around knowledge- sharing and competing with each other for a share of the work.
By Cliff Harmon
Faculty member, School of Business at American Public University
My daughter recently moved to Indiana and was in the process of job interviewing for three positions. After the interviews took place, I watched as she sat down to write thank you notes to each of people that had spent time with her. I was very proud to see my daughter, a true millennial, take the time to write and mail a handwritten thank you!
Regardless of what the e-connected, tweeting, and instagramming society thinks, a handwritten thank you after an interview never goes out of favor. Taking the time to sit down and thank someone for their time is a way to let them know that you really appreciate them.
Professional development opportunities in the workplace are more important now than ever before. The next generation of workers are the famous millennials, and companies are working to adapt their programming in order to attract this powerful group that is filled with new ideas and different priorities.
By Clair Jones
Next Avenue Contributor
Have you ever wondered what your Millennial coworkers are doing when they’re glued to their smartphones or tablets? Maybe it’s time to have a closer look. They’re likely employing innovative technologies that you, too, should be using to make your job easier and make you more impressive to your current employer or your next one.