Many MLB managers have expressed that the millennium generation wants to know everything
AP | USA- After the Cubs collapsed last year, the pilot Joe Maddon He tried to understand the reasons for the collapse.
And reading the book "How to Lead Millennials for Dummies" did nothing but endorse the impressions they once had.
"The main conclusion is that they do not differ from the others," Maddon said. "When you look at it completely and go back to your own childhood, we all had youth deficiencies. I think there are two important factors: the tendency to use technology, which is wonderful and that I used myself, and the desire to know why of everything. "
The vast majority of players today are millennials generation and have their influence felt in all areas.
They were the first to adopt advanced statistics so in vogue at present and that indicate how they are manipulated in the mound or on the board. They want to know the reasons why technicians ask them to do everything.
"This generation has nothing to do with mine," said the Royals rider. Ned Yost. "Nothing to see.You have to adapt and have an open mind to decipher what motivates these guys, how they were formed.These are very different and their way of communicating is very different in southern California, southern boys , the East. It takes time to meet them and be able to communicate with them. "
Features of the millennium generation were in the limelight when the Cubs fired beating instructor Chili Davis because the players struggled to score in the final stretch of last season, which ended with a 2-1 loss in 13 innings against Colorado in the wild game of national league
Davis told the Chicago Sun-Times he had to learn how to communicate with the millennium generation and that he will be fully informed about the players he will work with before accepting another position. In December, he was hired as a rebound instructor by the Mets.
"You learn wherever you go," Davis said. "There are different personalities you have to communicate with, and sometimes you connect with the majority, and hope to do it with everyone, but that's a rare thing. Anyway, I must say I had a lot of good guys in Boston, I found that there were some really good guys in Chicago last year and now I really like the guys I have around me this year. "
Defining a generation "is an art and a science," said Kate Turkcan, trend specialist for young people at Kantar Consulting. Turkcan said millennials were born between 1979 and 1996 and that centenarians – the next generation of baseball – were born between 1997 and 2015.
He opined that the overwhelming impression that millennials want everything that is served on a dish is not correct.
"They do not ask for things to be difficult. They ask why, because they are part of a generation or a world, where we have to offer evidence for everything," he said.
"They are taught to question … not accept everything they are told. I do not think they doubt the managers or the instructors, but this is their training." They ask why, they want to get to the root of things "he added.
Maddon, who is only 65, is the oldest driver in baseball, followed by Yost, 64, and San Francisco rider Bruce Bochy, 63. Maddon is nearly 30 years older than Rocco Baldelli, who was hired as a driver by Minnesota in October.
Despite his age, Maddon has a reputation for knowing how to relate to his players. The Cubs gave up on extending the contract after last season's disappointing ending.
Maddon is convinced that he knows how to deal with the players of the new generation.
"Actually, when I started this in the mid-'80s, I thought it was important to tell my players why I do everything," Maddon said. "They want to know why and that does not offend me. When they ask me something, I have to have a ready answer."