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ERIC Number: EJ936894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9670
Mind the Gap: Technology, Millennial Leadership and the Cross-Generational Workforce
Murray, Adam
Australian Library Journal, v60 n1 p54-65 Feb 2011
It comes as no surprise that different generations respond to and utilise emerging technology in vastly different ways. However as more Millennials take on leadership positions within academic libraries, their attitudes towards and uses of technology may bring conflicting expectations for leadership to the forefront. What are the generational traits and motivations of the Millennial and how will they manifest themselves as a style of leadership? What are some areas of tension arising from Millennial leadership and technology utilisation, and what steps can the Millennial leader take to alleviate such tension? Written by a Millennial who became a Dean of University Libraries at the age of 29, this article explores the challenges faced by the Millennial leader and the inherent opportunities for growth at both the personal and the organisational levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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