The Mindset Of The Millennial in the Workplace


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Millennials in the workplace will require you to change you management style

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  • This is now outdated. Subsequent research has revealed the true nature of Millennials and it's not the rosy picture painted here. They don't have a work ethic, the community work is a selfish motivation to improve their resume and the interest in green issues is shared by a small minority. The author mentions how well they get on with people they like and trust. How they deal with people they don't like is vicious: exclusion, public humiliation and denial of their contribution.
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  • 'Their' means something belongs to them- it indicates posession. Your text should read 'they're pretty keen'... as in the conjunction form of 'they are' . You have to dislike people who expect the world to be handed to them without working for it, yet are too lazy to learn the proper usages for there, they're, and their. This is not rocket science...
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The Mindset Of The Millennial in the Workplace

  1. 1. The Mindset of the Millennial How to mold your company and your management style to increase performance by workers in the Millennial Generation The Rapid Learning Institute
  2. 2. Millennials expect a work-life balance <ul><li>This generation is not going to put in long hours as a standard practice. </li></ul><ul><li>The millennial generation has grown up with boomer and Gen X parents who’ve put in killer hours and then left and went to other companies to cut down on hours. </li></ul><ul><li>They just don't define themselves by their work </li></ul>The Rapid Learning Institute
  3. 3. Millennials do not go for the standard office arrangement <ul><li>Technology does not require you to be in a standard office arrangement anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>Gen X ushered in the internet and connecting from home. </li></ul><ul><li>Working 40 hours from the office is no longer a necessity if they can get their job done to the same quality standards as when they are in the office. </li></ul>The Rapid Learning Institute
  4. 4. Millennials need and want you to make the connections <ul><li>If they need to work 40 hours at the office, you’ll have to explain the reasons. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to answer questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interact with fellow department members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to manage their expectations and their work loads </li></ul></ul>The Rapid Learning Institute
  5. 5. Millennials expect corporate civic responsibility <ul><li>Use green initiatives, charitable and community service projects </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 50% of the Millennial generation has participated in community service within the last 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>Millennials see it's their world that's being affected, thus, their pretty keen on an interesting green initiative. </li></ul>The Rapid Learning Institute
  6. 6. Millennials need a kinder, gentler management style <ul><li>Yelling is a hot button for the Millennial generation . </li></ul><ul><li>Work may be the first time they've ever been exposed to someone offering harsh words. </li></ul><ul><li>A more sensitive style should be adopted. Everybody in the office will appreciate it </li></ul>The Rapid Learning Institute
  7. 7. Get to know your new employees on a personal level <ul><li>Millennials are only going to stay if they are working with people they like and respect </li></ul><ul><li>By understanding them, you can be more effective in your management of the millennial generation </li></ul><ul><li>O nce they get to know and understand who you are and realize that you are on their side, their performance goes through the roof. </li></ul>The Rapid Learning Institute
  8. 8. Create an environment that promotes sharing of ideas <ul><li>Seek out their ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Make your office floor plan more open and accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your millennial employees to speak up during meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Help them do that by setting them up with comments to discuss before the meeting ever starts. It's really a good way so that they can have input and you sort of panned it to make sure that it sounds good and will put them in good light. </li></ul>The Rapid Learning Institute
  9. 9. Give Millennials substantial projects <ul><li>Don’t micro-manage these new employees. They are used to thinking and doing from a very early age. </li></ul><ul><li>They’re comfortable with goals being established and going out and achieving them. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you follow up but don't cut their legs out from under them by solving the problem for them </li></ul><ul><li>They may be junior, but they are not idiots. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>The Rapid Learning Institute
  10. 10. Summary <ul><li>By incorporating these tactics, you'll go a long way towards setting up an environment to retain this new generation of employees. </li></ul><ul><li>They will also serve to motivate the Millennial generation of employees because it speaks to the core of what they are expecting in their workplace. </li></ul>The Rapid Learning Institute