How will Millennials save the world? In this Expert Insight Interview, Phillip Zimmerman discusses a fully connected age transformation by Millennial leaders for sustainability and resilience in the workplace to innovate market sector disruption. Phillip Zimmerman is President at Engineering Leadership Design Company, master coach, consultant, speaker, and author of the book Unleash the Millenials and Save the World.
This interview discusses:
- Millennials stepping up to a challenge
- Implementing the Learning Management Systems within the organizations
- Changing the attitude towards AI
The Step Up
In a virtual workforce environment, Millennial work talent managed to embrace the new challenge, step up, provide solutions and achieve higher productivity than before. With Millennials and Generation Z comes the transformation in the workplace, and it is called Artificial Intelligence. And while everyone can notice the innovation, the Millennials are the ones who know the best what it is and how to deal with it. Thus, business leaders should consider turning over critical areas of the organization’s leadership to Millenials to lead organizational transformation.
Currently, Millennials represent 50 percent of the global workforce. By the year 2025, Millennials will represent 75 percent of the workforce. Thus, companies should focus on aligning, developing, and advancing their Millennial talent to fill out the positions they are still not ready to take on due to lack of experience and business acumen. Companies should use technology, Learning Management Systems (LMS), for building development programs for Millenials to develop their skills, learn how and have resources to achieve the next level. And once they do achieve it, to know that the next step is getting the promotion.
Implementing LMS into the company processes is essential to keep the Millennial talent with the company. Otherwise, they will leave. Millennials have the option to decide from where, how, and how much they want to work. Thus, companies have to be proactive in adjusting business on Millennials’ criteria not to lose both the talent and clients.
The AI Benefits
The digital transformation lead by the Millennial workforce needs to be a deliberate company strategy. Since we are experiencing cultural and workplace shifts, having people who know what is coming to the market, how it will impact the business, and how to use it to our advantage is essential to stay competitive.
The attitude regarding AI needs to reorient towards its benefits. The power of AI is that it frees up people from manual work to do more high-value things. It provides you with the knowledge and information to better serve your clients. Also, the automation creates more time to, in sales, do more of selling and engaging with a client. Thus, we need to let go of the false assumptions about Millennial talent because they will take productivity to the levels nobody ever imagined.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.