The Next-Generation Workforce and Project Management – NASA Ask
In 2007 I wrote an article for NASA’s ASK magazine about millennials and project management. They have successfully migrated their content to the web. I think many of the points in this article remain very relevant to current project management challenges and opportunities.
The Next-Generation Workforce and Project Management
The workplace is changing in ways not due entirely to the introduction of new technology or new philosophies of management. The workforce itself is changing. The rise of the millennial generation brings workers who are more introspective, more connected to the world and their community, and less willing to align themselves to the needs of employers.
For organizations like NASA, which rely on the knowledge, commitment, and skilled leadership of its people, the millennial generation joining the workforce as baby boomers retire will create challenges across the next several decades. Understanding something about this generation can help organizations make the best use of its many talents.
Daniel W. Rasmus, Founder and Principal Analyst of Serious Insights, is an internationally recognized speaker on the future of work and education. He is the author of several books, including Listening to the Future and Management by Design.