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Wicked Problems Explored

Wicked Problems Explored

Millennials: The Modern Workplace’s Most Wicked Problem

It’s official. Millennials now make up a majority of the both the developed and developing world workforce. The term ‘millennial’, developed by Neil Howe and William Strauss in 1991, can be used to describe any person born between 1980 and 2000. Never before in human history has there been a generation that shares less with its predecessors in terms of values, incentives and the way they engage with the world (namely, the significant role technology plays in their lives). Read more

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Understanding Millennials

The first step to solving a wicked problem is understanding what that problem is. To solve the wicked millennial problem, we must first understand millennials.

We noted in our introductory story that Howe and Strauss coined the term “Millennial” to describe anyone born between 1980 and 2000. In today’s terms, these are people who are now 15-35 years old.  That may seem like a big gap, and if you’re a 35-year old reading this you might think to yourself that “the 22-year-olds I know are nothing like me”, but we’re talking less about how people act and behave, and more about what they value. Read more

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Five Wicked Problems Facing The EU Referendum

Should I stay or should I go now?  It’s a memorable lyric from the Clash’s 1982 hit song and it’s the question that Britain is “clashing” over right now.  Should Britain stay in or get out of the EU?  It’s an all or nothing.  The date has been set (23rd of June).  The campaigns are revving up.  Lines have been drawn in the sand.  Well, they’ve sort-of been drawn.  In fact, there hasn’t been a more confusing, complicated, unclear vote since, wait for it, the last time Britain went to the polls in May of 2015. From polling fiascos to uneven campaign lines, we’ve picked our five most wicked problems facing the EU referendum. Read more

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