Millennials are Not the Problem. You Might Be.
If you are a leader, 40+, and not working for Facebook or Google, you might be like most of my clients and worry a lot about Millennials:
"They are so different. They have high expectations. They change jobs in no time. How can I engage and motivate them? How can I get them to adjust to our way of working?"
Whether you like it or not, you are a species about to become extinct: “By 2020, millennials will form 50% of the global workforce” according to a PwC study. At the same time, the workforce is shrinking. Consequently, the labor market will soon be a buyer’s market (in fact in many countries and industries this is already the case). So instead of trying to have millennials adapt to your current way of working, you better be prepared to have a good answer to their question:
"Why should I work for you?"
Below are some great tips from a millennial leader which may not only help you attract future millennial talents, but also keep them.
24-Year-Old CEO Shares His Six Tips For Managing Millennials Here’s a millennial’s view on managing millennials. This 24-year-old CEO has six tips for successfully hiring and leading the up-and-comers of our generation. 1. Craft A Future That Gets Them Excited 2. Create Structure 3. Don’t Just Say Yes Or No — Educate And Give Context 4. Lead By Example 5. Allow Them To Be Leaders 6. Consistent One-On-Ones