Orchestrating the transition from present to emergent leadership
Millennial is the trendy word utilized to describe young people who were born in the 1980s or 1990s. Millennials are often stereotyped as lethargic and reliant on technology. But this younger generation also bears several positive traits — highly educated, innovative, civic-minded, confident, resilient. They will constitute nearly 75% of the Canadian workforce by 2025.
The public service across Canada needs to ensure that the intergenerational transition of leadership is carefully managed to guarantee the success of incoming Millennials, as well as the best possible service to Canadians. The new generation of young professionals must be equipped with the necessary tools and resources to take on the challenge to lead.