Millennials and Generation Z Employees are here: Is your Organization ready?

  • Joseph O. Otieno Management University of Africa
  • Stephen M. Nyambegera United States International University-Africa


This paper provides a review of organisational development change process and design of organisational development interventions (ODIs) in the context of millennial and post millennial employees. Data was collected through a desk top literature survey of primary and secondary data from millennial and post millennial studies as well as a review of primary and secondary data from scientific research on change management and organisational development. The review found that for effective successful change, organisations need to be cognisant of theory E and theory O of change. Organisations must diligently apply the organisational development four-stage process of “Entering and contracting”, “Diagnosing”, “Planning and implementing change” and “Evaluating and Institutionalizing Change”. The review also found that the millennial (Generation Y) employees are not the only problem affecting the future of the workplace and recommends for further research to be done on the impact of the post millennial (Generation Z) employees and the 4th industrial revolution  on the future of the workplace.

Key Words: Millennials, Generation Z, Change, Organization Development

Author Biography

Stephen M. Nyambegera, United States International University-Africa
Prof. Stephen M. Nyambegera teaches in the Chandaria School of Business, United States International University-Africa. He is an accomplished researcher with numerous publications.

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eISSN: 1998-1279