Reaction Gauge: Generations in the Workforce
Within the next five years, millennials will make up 75% of the U.S. workforce, and more millennials than baby boomers will be in executive and managerial positions. This changing of the guard will bring cultural shifts in the workplace such as mission driven brands, empathic leadership, a flattened corporate hierarchy and a more flexible work-life balance. How else have generational changes shaped the workplace? What other trends do you see emerging as younger generations move into the workforce?
 
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There is a risk that the expenses needed to cater to the desired comforts and conveniences of Millennials will exceed the alternative costs of automation and artificial intelligence.

Consider Agile and Sprint methods which both promote servant leadership and self-directed teams.  There will be fewer executive and managerial roles, while the roles of individual contributors will be more sophisticated, demanding, and accountable.  Managerial roles will exist to facilitate and enable productivity, and remove obstacles and obstructions to peak performance.