GBSN Advisor, Austin Okere recently wrote an article, Millennials, Zero Distance and Grassroots Innovation published on his blog austinokere.com. He touches on the impact the generation Millennials has on grassroots innovation and the importance of infusing them within organizations as Millennials hold fresh innovative ideas imperative to continued sustainability of a business.
“As the sun is setting on old ways of tacking social problems, millennials may well save us from our broken socio-economic system. They certainly possess the attributes of what Harvard professor Joseph Nye refers to as tri-sector athletes or multilingual leaders; these are individuals and organisations that nimbly cross traditional spheres of influence to translate and broker these different institutional logics into private-public, government-civil and civil-private partnerships and solutions.” – Austin Okere
Austin Okere is the Founder of CWG Plc, the largest Systems Integration Company in Sub-Saharan Africa & Entrepreneur in Residence at CBS, New York. Austin also serves on the World Economic Forum Business Council on Innovation and Intrapreneurship. Austin Okere also sits on the GBSN Advisory Board.