DEALING AND LEADING WITH MILLENNIALS
JULIETA MAGO CATANGAL
Millennials are generally the products of digital age who spends an average time of six hours per day connected in electronically related devices such as cellphones, tablets, laptops connected to internet and expressing themselves actively using social media, such as face books, tweeter, photo apps, gaming, etC.
Computers are not technology for them for it is part of their lives, it’s their everyday routine to be engaged and wired up with these devices that make them comfortable and productive, doing is more important than knowing and multi tasking is a way of life for them.
There are Characteristics of Millennials that we need to deal with, they tend to think their works are unique, creatively genius and good for all humanity. They are Net Savvy, they love tweeting, use hashtags and abbreviations, they usually finished their work ahead or on time for they embrace technology as their partner. Some of the are also night crawler for they only appear whenever there are quizzes and final exams.
They do love learning through research, relevance of work in previous and present time, in a relax manner and with rapport with co learners thus collaboration make sense to them.
There are strategies that we can use to work well with these new generations of youngsters, involve them in setting a vision for they want to assume responsibility. With the availability of resources , our role is to help them trim down whatever is already accessible to them on how they can turn this resources be applied in practical means. Leading them can be challenging bu it doesn’t have to be, just understand who they are, what they expect and what they like to do and most especially be emphatic with what they feel and we will surely produce successful and productive citizenry.
The author is Teacher III at Pampanga High School