The Millennial generation in the work place can be a struggle or asset.
Are you a leader who wants to understand the millennial generation in the work place?
Do you want to keep your star millennials from jumping ship?
Great! This article will provide you with 4 simple techniques to attract, develop and keep the next generation motivated.
Millennials matter because they are entering the workforce in larger numbers than any of their previous generations in the workplace!
Complaints From Leaders Who Work with the Millennial generation in the Work Place
Do these sound familiar?
- They don’t have a good work ethic
- When they are bored they leave and go to our competitor
- I don’t know how to talk to them
- They are always on their devices
- They don’t know how to have a face to face conversation
I hear comments like this all the time from my clients who are frustrated with this next generation. I challenge leaders to stop complaining or judging and start getting to know these bright young employees. Communication is improved once the bridges are removed…from both sides!
Key #1 to Develop The Millennial Generation in the Work Place: Equality and Diversity
The next generation in the workplace seeks out employers with a strong record on equality and diversity. Employers need to do more than “talk the talk”. They must foster inclusive talent and advancement strategies.
Key #2 to Develop The Millennial Generation in the Work Place: Work-Life Balance
The next generation expects to have time in their life. They want to live their life to the fullest. Organizations need to recognize that work-life balance and flexibility is a talent-wide proposition.
Key #3 to Develop The Millennial Generation in the Work Place: A Feedback Culture
Millennials welcome and expect regular feedback. Yes, they are connected to the digital world! Their preference is for critical feedback discussions to take place face to face. Companies of choice understand this important need and train leaders to communicate directly and to have productive career development feedback sessions often.
Key#4 to Develop the Millennial Generation in the Work Place: Reputation is Very Important
Millennials want their work to have a purpose, to contribute something to the world and to be proud of their employer. Companies need to develop community outreach programs more so than ever before to attract this vital generation
Joyce’s Thoughts on How to Develop the Next Generation in the Work Place
I will continue to share research on this important topic because my clients struggle with millennials. The challenge is for all generations to be open and share their needs and expectations. This is not new. It is possible to remove generational barriers as long as the dialogue is judgment free. The results are impressive after my clients put these keys into practice. They really do work.
I will be including more detail on this topic for the next few articles.
I Want to Hear From You About Your Challenges and Success Strategies on Developing the Next Generation in the Work Place.
How have you successfully worked with the next generation to make them an asset to your organization?
What are some of your challenges with Millennials?
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Until next time,
This is Joyce Weiss, Communication Strategist and Coach
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