Millenials Will Soon Rule the World: But How Will They Lead? Forbes But a new and important topic has now come up in many of my conversations with HR and business executives: What are their leadership style and how will they lead?
Hey Gen Y'er, want a promotion? Communicate like an old guy ITworld.com The reason for these questions is that there are huge differences between Baby Boomers and Gen Y'ers in regard to attitudes on work/life balance, comfort with technology,...
Financial Post How the Millennial Generation will change the world of work Financial Post The study also points to Millennials preference for organizations that have open, transparent and inclusive leadership styles; and they thrive on fairness and...
Deloitte’s third annual Millennial Survey explored what Generation Y wants from Business, Government, and the future workplace. The results revealed that Generation Y wants to work for organizations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and make a positive contribution to society.
This is a fact: In 10 years, Millennials (also known as Gen Y) will make up 75 percent of the global workforce.
With that reality staring us in the face, it’s time to stop marginalizing Millennials and their needs in the workplace. We can no longer say, “They were coddled too much as kids and now expect recognition for every little achievement” as we dismiss the need for feedback on their work.
Besides, this is all a fallacy anyway. Millennials aren’t asking for praise and appreciation at every turn. They are saying, “I’m new in this job and in the workplace in general. I don’t know if what I’m doing are the right things to do. I need you to give me more feedback on the value and importance of what I do.”
They want impact and meaning
Let’s be honest — weren’t all of us (regardless of generation) in need of the same thing when we were new in the workplace? That said, Millennials are asking for more than their elders – but not what you think.