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What Gen Y Wants In Work

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Ten years ago I gave this presentation about what Gen Y wants in work. Ten years later, I find myself managing ten Gen Y employees and questioning what they want in work. Some of the answers are in this PPT.

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What Gen Y Wants In Work

  1. 1. What Our Generation Wants in Work
  2. 2. Today’s Mission
  3. 3. Our Journey
  4. 4. What We Learned
  5. 5. What Our Generation Wants
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  7. 7. The Goal is to Love Work.
  8. 8. 75 million Americans dislike work.
  9. 9. “Bring your BIG dreams.”
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  17. 17. HIPPIE
  18. 18. HIPPIE ME
  19. 19. HIPPIE ME BREAKTHROUGH
  20. 20. HIPPIE ME BOOMER BREAKTHROUGH
  21. 21. HIPPIE BREAKTHROUGH ME BOOMER Our executives.
  22. 22. SLACKER
  23. 23. SLACKER THE GAP
  24. 24. SLACKER THE GAP LATCHKEY KIDS
  25. 25. SLACKER THE GAP LATCHKEY KIDS
  26. 26. LATCHKEY KIDS SLACKER THE GAP Senior management.
  27. 27. SPOILED
  28. 28. SPOILED i
  29. 29. SPOILED i CONNECTED
  30. 30. The future of your organization.
  31. 31. Where Were You At 22?
  32. 32. 3 things Employees Need
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  36. 36. We give them bylaws and minimum goals. But anything from that, it’s a them. - Pizza Shop Owner
  37. 37. The 3 Day Work Week
  38. 38. Measurability
  39. 39. How do you apply these specifically to Gen Y?
  40. 40. Significance Show them how they matter
  41. 41. Leon Young GM, W Scottsdale
  42. 42. Ways To Show Trust • Allow employees to be a part of the creative process • Give them rope
  43. 43. Measurability • Training • Mentorship QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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  45. 45. The “Cisco Kid”
  46. 46. Miss Adriane QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  47. 47. Executive Uses For Social Media • Recruitment • Communication • Branding
  48. 48. James J. Schiro- Chief Executive, Zurich Financial Services QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  49. 49. What it means for your organization
  50. 50. • You can afford to underutilize your young employees. Wasted human capital is one of the most dangerous pitfalls of any organization. It’s literally the difference between making your employees and asset or a liability to your organization. Start plugging all employees, especially your younger employees into the goal. Think bigger for the organizaiton and the employees will think bigger in their roles.

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