Re: Why Millenials Aren't Disrupting The Workplace
I see what you're saying here, Charles. I think people have a tendency to conflate the influence of millenial technology with millenials themselves. What previous generations lived through - the original advent of the internet, the civil rights movement, and more - is nothing to sneeze at, but in a purely business sense, mobile alone is hard to argue with as the most major game changer in a long time. Once again though, millenials are not the ones who designed these technologies - as Sunita points outs out, that honor belongs to professionals who were long since seasoned when millenials were born.
I think the theory about the change being abrubt and not dynamic comes from the idea that current business practices are plain incompatible with the way millenials want to work. It makes sense - a no-BYOD policy is not compatible with a BYOD-policy, for example. Those policies are the ones that will fade away as time goes on, but you're right, Charles - other ones will blend together and evolve. A smoother workflow (think DevOps) is good for everyone - but there are some important compromises to be made before we can apply that to every area of the business.