PH millennials ambitious in attaining leadership positions

By , on June 25, 2015

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MANILA – According to Deloitte’s 2015 Millennial survey, millennials in the Philippines and other emerging markets are more ambitious in attaining leadership positions in their careers compared to those in developed markets.

More than 6 in 10 millennials in emerging markets aim to be the ‘leaders or most senior executives within their current organization,’ compared to only 4 in 10 millennials in developed markets.

Greg Navarro, managing partner and chief executive officer of professional services firm Navarro Amper & Co, said that young professionals in emerging markets are more driven to work towards the goal of climbing the corporate ladder than their counterparts.

In terms of having strong leadership skills right after graduation, millennials in both markets have more men than women as good leaders after stepping out of their academes.

“While it is a fact that there are skills that can only be learned on the ground, that is, when one is already doing the job, there is no denying the advantage of a millennial who already possesses business acumen straight out of university,” Navarro said, referring to millennials with acquired skills in college.

In terms of abilities, millennials say that they have developed soft skills like being hard-working and possessing integrity rather than skills in general business knowledge.