the older generations exit. The findings of the study are significant to scholars and researchersbecause they will enrich the existing discourse on the preparatory methods used by organizationsto prepare the Millennials for leadership roles. The study will also be of significance to the managers/leaders in organizations as it willenable them understand the most effective preparatory methods for the millennial employees intheir organizations. The study’s findings will also be significant for the HR practitioners inorganizations for they will understand the training methods that are widely used in otherorganizations to train the Millennials and those that are more effective for the generation so thatthey can tailor their leadership and mentorship programs based on the best practices. The studyalso has significance in the wider society for it can contribute towards the enhancement of thecaliber of the next generation of leaders/managers in the workforce.DefinitionsBaby Boomers: refers to the cohort of people born between 1946 and 1964 and they make up the largest generation in the workforce today (Beekman, 2011).Cohort:refers generally to a group of people considered to belong to one generation (Morton, 2016).
Running head: MILLENIALS PREPAREDNESS METHODS 13Gen Xers:people born between 1965 and 1980 and who grew up during a time of epic political, economic, and social change (Beekman, 2011).Leaders: individuals concerned with the implementation and managing organizational changes (Bass & Bass, 2009).For this study, leaders include chief executive officers and heads ofhuman resources and training in organizations.Millennials:refers roughly to a cohort of the young persons in the workforce born between 1980 and 2000(Ferri-Reed, 2012; Hinote & Sundvall, 2015).Preparatory methods:the techniques/approaches used by organizations to train or prepare/induct employees for leadership roles in the workforce.Workforce: refers to a number of workers who are engaged in a specific work activity or who are available for work (Creswell, 1994).Limitations “Limitations” in research refer to “limiting conditions or ‘restrictive weaknesses’ which areunavoidably present in the study’s design” (Punch, 2006, p.69). The limitation of this study isthat it might not be possible to reach all the respondents and also some may fail to cooperate withthe researcher with regard to sharing the required information in the questionnaire and during theinterview where they may give misleading or false information. The other limitation relates tothe type of the research adopted in this study which is qualitative research in the form of a casestudy. This kind of research is likely to be affected by the researcher’s biases, attitudes andprejudices and this might affect the interpretation of the findings. The researcher will, however,try to avoid bias by encouraging the respondents to be truthful and also assuring them of their
Running head: MILLENIALS PREPAREDNESS METHODS 14confidentiality. The other limitation is that the study will limit itself only to the Millennials in the
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