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Chip Espinoza is a 2012 graduate of the PhD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University

Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

There is a monumental changing of the guard that is currently taking place in organizations due to demographic metabolism. One of the largest birth cohorts or generations in history (Baby Boomer) is beginning to retire while their predecessor (Builder) is almost completely out of the workforce. Gen X is hitting stride and on the cusp of inheriting the proverbial organizational mantle. The three aforementioned age cohorts have learned to play in the organizational sandbox together. However, a new age cohort (Millennial, a.k.a. Gen Y), equal or greater in size to the Baby Boomer cohort started entering the playground approximately ten years ago and they are kicking up sand. The etymology of the Millennial story began with a discussion "about" Millennials. The conversation quickly moved to strategies for recruiting them. Talk then shifted to on-boarding and managing Millennials. I desire to broaden the dialogue by inviting a discussion with Millennials about how they are experiencing work life. As is the case with any transition, there is great potential for conflict and angst. The purpose of this qualitative study is to identify the challenges Millennials experience while trying to integrate into organizations and the skills that will help them make a successful transition into the workforce. The electronic version of this Dissertation is at Ohiolink ETD Center, www.ohiolink.edu/etd.

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Dr. Espinoza is the Co-author of Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today's Workforce

His next book, Millennials@Work will be released in May 2014

He is the Academic Director of the Department of Organizational Psychology at Concordia University Irvine.

Dr. Espinoza is also a consultant with Red Tree Leadership , a consulting, coaching and training organization.

Chip keynotes internationally and across the country on how to create environments in which managers and Millennials can thrive. Chip is a leading expert on the subject of Millennials in the workplace.

. He has been featured on Fox News, CNN, CBS Radio, and in major publications. [ See CNN clip at the top of this page.

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