Leadership teams are seeing an increase in tech-savvy Millennial managers leading their companies to digital success.
Gen Y and Gen Z will make up more than half of the workforce by 2020. However, both Baby Boomers and Millennials will face the same challenge: being an effective leader in the age of technology. Michaela Lindinger, CEO of Brain in Spa, investigates the challenges of leadership for digital success.
The prevalence of technology changes the way we approach almost any task. It’s altered the way we define goals, organize projects, and network with others. The decision making process is also beginning to evolve. Power is shifting away from chief executives and moving down to the teams closest to the customer. These employees have access to valuable data and dashboards that allow them to make more informed decisions.
Role, seniority, and experience won’t guarantee that your team will follow and accept you as a leader. Newer generations look up to managers who are effective communicators. Clearly articulating current and future plans, investing in your employees’ well being17, and fostering growth in your team are all valuable traits to build loyalty.
In these times of rapid change, it’s necessary to be both self-driven and adaptable. Leaders today need to let go of trying to control everything. Instead, welcome collaboration, innovation, and a forward-thinking culture.