Efficient Processes Keep this Millennial Happy – Meet Kristi Sellers
NAME: Kristi Sellers
JOB/ PROFESSION: Statistician
TELL THE WORLD ABOUT KRISTI SELLERS!
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Crime Scene Investigation and a minor in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Social Work degree from Temple University. I currently work in regulations with the federal government.
YOUR GENERATION DEMOGRAPHIC:
Millennial (born between 1980 – 1994)
DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE WORKFORCE?
My current experience in the workforce is great, especially when you have the support of management. I have been in positions where I was not supported by management. There was also a lack of training and room for growth within the agency. However, now I have all three, which has helped make my experience more positive.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR POSITION?
I love the flexibility of my current position. As a millennial, we value work, but also personal time to travel and spend time with family and friends. The flexibility of telework and alternative work schedules give me that ability.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN BEING A MILLENNIAL IN THE WORKPLACE?
“Buy-In” is the biggest challenge with being a millennial. Getting Gen X and Baby Boomers to buy into new ways of operating.
WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS MANAGERS AND CEO’S CAN ENERGIZE THEIR EMPLOYEES?
Managers and CEO’s can energize their employees by being open to new ideas and ways of doing things. As a millennial, we believe in working smarter, not harder.
HOW DO YOU SHOW UP FOR YOUR TEAM & ORGANIZATION?
I show up for my team by being a team player. I am always willing to step in and help co-workers and management when necessary. I also show up by consistently bringing new ideas to the table and revamping procedures to make processes more efficient and effective.
WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER GOALS?
To be in a management level position and start a new side business in real estate.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IT MEANS TO BE A “LEGACY-LEADER”?
A legacy leader is not simply someone who is in a managerial or supervisory position, but someone who has positively influenced the agency or organization so that processes run smoothly and efficiently. A legacy leader not only ensures that the mission of the agency/organization is fulfilled, but also ensures that staff has the resources to complete tasks, creates opportunities for advancement and provides flexibility and appropriate compensation. A legacy leader is one whose influence and institutional knowledge remains with agency/organization even after they are gone.
HOW CAN WE KEEP UP WITH YOU KRISTIN?