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It's worth your time: Managing millennials

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You want to talk again about this project? You are stressed with your workload but you want more? You want a raise but you have only been here 3 months? It’s a different generation entering the workforce. The great part about working with millennials is that they are hungry to take on the world. The difficult part is they don’t know where to start first. Learn from Dan and Lindsay techniques that have worked for them with managing millennials. Walk away with a new understanding of how the typical employee from this generation thinks. Leave with new ideas of how to lead and guide this enthusiastic group.

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It's worth your time: Managing millennials

  1. 1. It’s worth your time Managing Millennials Dan Weir, Frost Valley YMCA Lindsay Hutchinson, Frost Valley YMCA
  2. 2. Ground Rules
  3. 3. “All generalizations are false, including this one.” -Mark Twain
  4. 4. We are not going to change your management style in 1 hour
  5. 5. This is the ‘201’ level class
  6. 6. Today’s Goals
  7. 7. Go over 5 areas of emphasis with managing a millennial
  8. 8. Leave with takeaways that you can give to your staff
  9. 9. Answer your questions
  10. 10. What goals do you have today?
  11. 11. What is a millennial?
  12. 12. Generations Silent 70+ Baby Boomers 51-69 Gen X 35-50 Millennial 18-35
  13. 13. Negative effect of Helicopter Parents
  14. 14. From the American College Health Association Surveyed 100,000 college students from 153 different campuses about their health in 2013
  15. 15. 84.3% felt overwhelmed by all they had to do
  16. 16. 51.3% felt overwhelming anxiety
  17. 17. Wants to take on the world, doesn’t know where to start first
  18. 18. Grown up with technology
  19. 19. Technology moving too fast to study
  20. 20. Access to everything
  21. 21. As consumers they want Technology Social Collaborate Adventure Value
  22. 22. 5areas of focus
  23. 23. #1 Sense of Purpose
  24. 24. WHY: No difference between a “calling” & a “career”
  25. 25. WHY: They want to do good
  26. 26. HOW: This is our advantage
  27. 27. HOW: Our 3 deliverables set the stage
  28. 28. HOW: Are you encouraging “cause driven leadership’?
  29. 29. WHAT: Profit companies are working in more philanthropy
  30. 30. WHAT: It’s being noticed
  31. 31. Find another statistics WHAT: It’s being reported on
  32. 32. #2 Relationships
  33. 33. WHY: They want to be part of a team
  34. 34. WHY: Authenticity matters more than professionalism
  35. 35. WHY: equality = fairness
  36. 36. HOW: explain to their parents that you need a working relationship with the employee
  37. 37. HOW: set up a mentor. It doesn’t have to be you.
  38. 38. HOW: build a community by creating teams outside the departments
  39. 39. WHAT: Roommates meet before getting to school
  40. 40. WHAT: Staff Appreciation & Company Gatherings
  41. 41. WHAT: “Millennials at work: reshaping the workplace” from PricewaterhouseCoopers
  42. 42. #3 Professional Development
  43. 43. WHY: Choose a job based how much they are invested in, not salary
  44. 44. WHY: Investing in them = believing in them
  45. 45. WHY: Know what they want to do, but don’t know how to do it
  46. 46. HOW: Send them to networking opportunities & trainings
  47. 47. HOW: Invite them along with you
  48. 48. HOW: teach them project management
  49. 49. WHAT: If they become too good, won’t they leave?
  50. 50. #4 Flexibility
  51. 51. WHY: Access to information, people, anything is so easy
  52. 52. WHY: When they are motivated, they want to do it now
  53. 53. WHY: work-life balance is very important
  54. 54. HOW: Use technology
  55. 55. HOW: teach boundaries on how to use technology
  56. 56. HOW: be flexible but also pragmatic about time
  57. 57. HOW: give access to you when you are available
  58. 58. WHAT: Flexibility in schedule is now a competitive edge
  59. 59. • Business Insider “The most flexible companies to work for in America” • WSJ “How to Find Companies With Flexible Work Arrangements” • US News & World Reports “Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance”
  60. 60. WHAT: “Millennials at work: reshaping the workplace” from PricewaterhouseCoopers
  61. 61. #5 Leadership
  62. 62. WHY: They need to know you believe in them
  63. 63. WHY: They don’t know how to take criticism
  64. 64. WHY: Want to be part of a movement
  65. 65. HOW: debriefing
  66. 66. HOW: teach them how to take criticism. Open up about your career path.
  67. 67. HOW: use following their “calling” to your Y’s benefit
  68. 68. HOW: teach them how to say no
  69. 69. Collaboration & Team work Creativity & Imagination Critical thinking Problem Solving WHAT: 21st century skills movement
  70. 70. WHAT: resiliency is being sought after
  71. 71. The secret about these 5 areas is…
  72. 72. You knew most of this already
  73. 73. To become a CEO, you had to master these 5 areas a while ago
  74. 74. The millennials want to be in your position
  75. 75. Be intentional about using you expertise to your advantage
  76. 76. This is a community wide effort – a culture
  77. 77. The slideshow & handout at danlovescamp.com by 9am tomorrow
  78. 78. It’s worth your time Managing Millennials Dan Weir, Frost Valley YMCA Lindsay Hutchinson, Frost Valley YMCA

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