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Generation Y: why young job seekers want more than money

Generation Y: why young job seekers want more than money | Positive futures | Scoop.it
New research shows Millennials are less interested in financial security and more concerned with job fulfilment

Via Chad Manske, Emeric Nectoux, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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What makes you rich?  Maybe not money...

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Chad Manske's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:05 PM

Setting aside the specifics of this piece and focusing on the general traits of the millenials provides valuable insight to leading and managing this ever-growing segment of the workforce.  Gen X'ers like myself, and baby boomer bosses MUST study millenial trends and characteristics if we are to effectively lead, manage and work with them.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 21, 2014 5:45 PM

I don't think it is just Gen Y. I left a great paying job. because I was doing someone's work besides what made me whole. I think there are many others like me, who are older, who would leave if they knew how.

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Adapting the Workplace for the Next Generation - Hannah Hahn

Adapting the Workplace for the Next Generation - Hannah Hahn | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   GenX digital immigrants recall planning, organizing and interacting with one another without mobile phones, computers or the Internet. Digital natives, however, never have experienced life without technology.

   Since childhood, individuals of GenY have integrated technologies into their lives and have developed skills to naturally adapt to continuous technological progress. They have made digital technologies an inherent part of their day-to-day lives and intuitively understand them.

 

   In a 2011 study, Johnson Controls' Global Work-Place Innovation discovered which workplace areas are in a certain need of improvement, to better accommodate the arriving GenY workers:

- Bring your own technology (BYOT);

- Always connected;

- No loss of transition from home to work;

- Social networking friendly solutions;

- Collaborative solutions;

- Internal knowledge management;

- More sustainable working environment.

 


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Why Generation-Y Can’t Read Nonverbal Cues

Why Generation-Y Can’t Read Nonverbal Cues | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   Nearly all of the Gen-Y communication tools involve the exchange of written words alone. At least phones allow the transmission of tone of voice, pauses and the like. But even these clues are absent in the text-dependent world. Users insert smiley-faces into emails, but they don't see each others' actual faces. They read comments on Facebook, but they don't "read" each others' posture, hand gestures, eye movements, shifts in personal space and other nonverbal—and expressive—behaviors.

 

   In Silicon Valley itself, some companies have installed the "topless" meeting—in which laptops, iPhones and other tools are banned—to combat a new problem: "continuous partial attention." With a device close by, attendees at workplace meetings simply cannot keep their focus on the speaker. It's too easy to check email, stock quotes and Facebook. While a quick log-on may seem, to the user, a harmless break, others in the room receive it as a silent dismissal. It announces: "I'm not interested." So the tools must now remain at the door.

 


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Generation Y Workers Need to Understand Performance on the Job Matters - Jane & Marcus Buckingham

Generation Y Workers Need to Understand Performance on the Job Matters - Jane & Marcus Buckingham | Positive futures | Scoop.it

   We’ve all heard about how millennials have been raised by “helicopter parents,” who hover over them and protect them from criticism and disappointment. The result is a “teacup” generation of young people who may appear outwardly perfect, but are easily shattered.

 

   For years, they have regularly been given pats on the back, often just for showing up. They made it to the end of the soccer season – fantastic, everyone gets a trophy! They took a test – how amazing!

 

   When they finally join the workforce, it’s no wonder members of Gen Y expect a promotion just for being on time to work for six weeks straight.

   If we want to (p)reframe this generations mindset, it’s necessary to first understand their perspective, especially in the following four ways:

1. Participation is enough;

2. Everything is customized;

3. Constant, immediate feedback is required;

4. Change must be embraced.

 


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