ISBN 9788132108986,Millennials and the Workplace : Challenges for Architecting the Organizations of Tomorrow

Millennials and the Workplace : Challenges for Architecting the Organizations of Tomorrow


Pritam Singh



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788132108986

ISBN-10 8132108981


Number of Pages 272 Pages
Language (English)


Millennials and the Workplace explores the rapidly changing workplace environment and its meaning in the new millennium. It takes a look at the young generation-the Millennials-who do not accept the 'status quo', who have moved from obedience to questioning, and who assess work in terms of its significance in human life and human nature. The book studies the Millennials and profiles them according to their demographic and psychographic background along with personality factors such as work locus of control, personal values and achievement motivation, and so on. The authors highlight the gap between what the Millennials expect and what they get at the workplace. The contours of the new workplace-creating alignment between the individual's expectations and the organization's offering-have been sketched in detail for retaining talent. With these insights, the book will be immensely useful to all corporate professionals, academia, and students. Product Description Review The book is a well researched treatise... Written in a lucid language, the book is of great interest in the current context when organizations are going through a churn. A must read for those who seek to build organizations of tomorrow. (People Matters) The book is replete with charts and tables that tell you everything you wanted to know about youngsters entering the job market but didn't know whom to ask. It talks about their values, their high aspirations, and their desire for approbation.... This book will be very useful for employers keen to exploit the energy and enthusiasm of youth. (Tehelka) The book is a seminal piece of work and carries innumerable, deep and profound insights into the minds of the millennial, their aspirations, their expectations and more importantly their experiences..... The usage of both qualitative and quantitative methods in the research has given the work a very strong and robust grounding. The use of stepwise regression too for theory building is commendable... The book is recommendatory in nature. It is powerful in its import and a must read for all HR professional, organization designers and consultants. (Global Business Review) Unprecedented and remarkable....The book should be read by everyone interested in developing appropriate organizations that would get Millennials excited about work. (Great Lakes Herald) About the Author Pritam Singh is the Director General of International Management Institute, India. Previously, he has been the Director of Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India (1994-1998 and 2003-2006), and Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML), India (1998-2003). An inspiring role model, Dr Pritam Singh has spent his entire life tirelessly doing what he does best: awakening students, academia, corporate heads, and policymakers to raise their excellence to the next level. As the chairman and member of several policymaking committees and bodies of Government of India, he has stamped his perspective on policy issues that surround both management education and corporate management in India. He sits on the boards of more than 20 reputed private- and publicsector organizations, helping them initiate change processes and charter winning corporate strategies. As a consultant, Dr Singh has worked with more than 200 CEOs in India and abroad and conducted more than 100 retreats for the top management of both private- and public-sector organizations as well as multinational corporations. As an academic administrator, Dr Singh's record is unparalleled. With his entrepreneurial vision and path-breaking innovative methods, Dr Singh turned around the fortunes of both MDI (where he was director in the periods 1994-1998 and 2003-2006) and IIML (1998-2003), and, quite fittingly, earned the repute of being the "Midas Touch" director. A thought leader with extraordinary insight, Dr Singh is the author of seven academically reputed books, three of which are award winning. He has also published over 60 research papers in various national and international journals. He is a globally sought-after speaker and has addressed various Indian and global audiences including chambers of commerce in various countries, notably, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, UK, USA, Thailand, Mauritius, Egypt, and so on. Dr Singh is and has been a member and the chairman of several important government committees: 1. Chairman, Sub-committee on Institutional Management and Leadership Development in Higher Education, Planning Commission of India (for Twelfth Five Year Plan, 2012-2017). 2. Member, Banking Selection Board (for selecting chairperson, managing directors, and executive directors). 3. Member, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India committee on leadership building for the Indian Administrative Services officers. 4. Member, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India committee for the capacity building of Indian Police Service officers. 5. Member, Tenth Five Year Plan for Higher Education. His distinguished services were acknowledged by the country when the President of India conferred on him the prestigious Padma Shri in 2003 for excellence in education. It was for the first time that any professor and a serving director of a management institute in India received this coveted award in the field of management education. Dr Singh is an MCom (Gold Medalist), Banaras Hindu University (BHU); PhD in Management, BHU; DLit, UP Technical University; and Fulbright Fellow, Kelley School of Management, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Asha Bhandarker is Raman Munjal Chair Professor of Leadership Studies at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. She is a distinguished psychologist and management thinker. She was recently awarded the best teacher award 2006-08 by the students of the PGPHR programme at MDI. She has published four books and many articles in various national and international journals. Dr Bhandarker has been a Senior Fulbrighter and has been a Visiting Professor at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and at George Mason University (2004-2005). She has been a visiting fellow at the London Business School (1990). Sumita Rai is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at MDI, Gurgaon. She is a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. Dr Rai, with around 10 years of experience in management teaching before joining MDI, had been at IIM Lucknow and IIM Indore. She has presented and published more than 25 papers in national and international journals. Dr Rai's areas of interest are leadership, employee motivation, values, and organizational culture.