To lead and manage this millennial generation requires change especially the “old school” managers who believe that employees should come to work every day for 20 years, do the same mundane task over and over again without complaint, agree with everything the manager tell them to do, retire, get their pension, go home and live happily ever after.
Well according to Les Brown, that train has passed. Millennials are changing the face of work, and many employers are embracing the social connectivity millennial bring to their organization as well their unique view of the world and the workplace. The concept of a job for life has disappeared drastically. Millennials are coming into the workforce speaking an increasingly digital language and with different expectations than the generation before them.
According to Susan M. Heathfield, by Internet research counts alone 75,000,000 millennials are preparing to join or joining the workforce. Millennial's arrival in the workforce is a challenge for some, but also it can be an opportunity. Managers from previous generations stand to learn more about the world we live in and to make better decisions accordingly because of this millennial generation.
To manage and engage this generation effectively, consider the following tips:
leadership and Guidance
Millennials want to look up to you, learn from you, and receive daily feedback from you. Gone are the days where you normally have to wait six months or in some instances a year to received feedback from your manager or supervisor via your performance appraisal. As a matter of fact, Accenture is getting rid of their annual performance review.
Pierre Nanterme the CEO of Accenture, indicated that maintaining the status quo, drives him "nuts" and "reasonably mad," and he describes his own generation as "quite boring and simple" compared to today's new hires. Six percent of Fortune 500 companies have gotten rid of rankings, according to management research firm CEB. Millennials want “in” on the whole picture and to know the scoop. Leaders should spend a lot of time teaching and coaching and be aware of this comm