Robert Mejlerö

Can you hear me?

Posted by in Leadership, Organizational Behaviour, Working from home

The word of the year 2020 will undoubtedly be “Can you hear me”. The “Corona”-year has forced almost all office workers into a work-from home, juggle kids-lockdowns-food-order-online-life-routine. We’ve all seen a huge spike in video meetings. Where “pre-corona” we worked from home just when we were happy to have a nice manager or when we “had to wait for a package that would come between 06.00 and 19.00”. Or the plumbers. Whatever the excuse was, we had a different setup. Let’s acknowledge that. Let’s face it – it’s hilarious how…read more

Is it done or is it done-done?

Posted by in Technology

In an agile world the definition of done is interesting. Sometimes a feature is considered done, from a developer or development process perspective, when it’s moved to the Done-column. Now it “just” needs to be tested and released. Easy-peasy. Not so fast. Let’s dissect this statement in to little pieces and go thru them one by one – only then can we understand and form an opinion on the why. Trust me, there are many small concepts hidden here. Definition of done In scrum, the team (in best cases) makes…read more

Remote management or remote leadership?

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The recent boom in government enforced working from home situation is now exercised by hundreds of thousands of workers world wide. Many, who has years experience doing it, some under the tight supervision of micro managing bosses and just by their managers nice allowing. Never before was working from seen as something positive on a larger scale – it was more of an “option” you could exercise if you really have to. This post is not about how good it is for a company to be good at working remotely…read more

Something new in the recruitment space

Posted by in Leadership, Organizational Behaviour, Technology

It’s been said for a while that “recruitment is broken”. I have at least heard it for the last years. Is it really? Why is it that finding a job, or finding great candidates for the job takes so much time? Obviously you’re dealing with people and not goods, so it needs to be a delicate process. But with all new cool tools we have out there, AI (well doesn’t actually exist yet), machine learning, algorithms…how come we are not better at doing this. What do I mean with “not…read more

5 things to motivate millenials to reach their full potential

Posted by in eMBA, Leadership, Organizational Behaviour

Have you been following my posts about millennials? As I wrote my MBA master thesis about “What motivates early millennials in the workplace?” there has been a series of posts about the topic “Seven Areas of Work Motivation“, “The different types of millennials” and “This motivates millennials in the workplace”. I asked 56 millennials from 22 countries and in-depth interviewed 14 participants from 9 countries. This is what they said: #1: Give feedback Millennials, and generation X for that sake, seek to understand how well they are performing and if they…read more

This is how important the line manager is for millennials

Posted by in eMBA, Leadership, Master thesis, Organizational Behaviour

Have you been following my posts about millennials? As I wrote my MBA master thesis about “What motivates early millennials in the workplace?” there has been a series of posts about the topic “Seven Areas of Work Motivation“, “The different types of millennials” and “This motivates millennials in the workplace”. I asked 56 millennials from 22 countries and in-depth interviewed 14 participants from 9 countries. This is what they said: Have you ever left a job because of your line-manager? (Yes 41%, No 59%) How important has your line-manager(s) been in…read more

This motivates millennials in the workplace

Posted by in eMBA, Leadership, Organizational Behaviour

Have you been following my posts about millennials? As I wrote my master thesis about “What motivates early millennials in the workplace?” there has been a series of posts about the topic “Seven Areas of Work Motivation” and “The different types of millennials“. In order to find out the answer to this question, I’ve been critically reviewing the literature, surveyed early millennial participants from 22 countries with a questionnaire, semi-structured in-depth interviewed 14 participants from 9 countries. This has formed a “triangulation” making it possible to make sense of the data…read more

The different types of millennials

Posted by in eMBA, Leadership, Organizational Behaviour

Are all millennials motivated in the same way, just because they are born between 1980 and 2000? Turnbull (2011) has developed a theory that consists of four personality groups (called typologies): Gung-Ho, which is the natural leader and driver of things, the Conventional who is the kind of standard motivated person, the Lifestyle, who care more about ethics, social connections and outside work activities and the last, the Adrift which is the people without any internal drive, no goals, they are not using their skills etc. This theory that Turnbull paints…read more

Master Thesis – what motivates early millennials in the workplace?

Posted by in eMBA, Leadership, Master thesis, Organizational Behaviour

Download the master thesis “What motivates early millennials in the workplace” as PDF or iBook (Free on iTunes). The purpose of this thesis is to research the motivation of early millennials in the work place. Previous studies show the need to further research how this cohort is motivated in a business context, as supposed to being business students. At the same time, there are self-proclaimed experts that has released books where a picture of how millennials are motivated are generalized and not referenced, neither to the existing literature nor to a…read more

What’s the difference between how millennials and generation X are motivated?

Posted by in eMBA, Leadership, Master thesis, Organizational Behaviour

There are many different thoughts and opinions circulating around in the “literature” and certainly on the internet about the cohort “millennials”. In my master thesis “What motivates professional early millennials in the workplace?” I surveyed 80 early millennial and generation X participants from 22 countries with a questionnaire and semi-structured in-depth interviewed 14 participants from 9 countries. On the question “What in your experience is the difference between generation X and millennials in the workplace?” the following interpretation could be made: With the exception of one participant, who’s a generation X:er,…read more