Originally posted on #GovLife.
As a Millennial, I hate seeing article after article about how my generation is the <insert negative adjective here>, and how working with us is the pits. The stories and situations that are recounted do not resonate with me or even reflect my way of thinking or working. In fact, they don’t even reflect people I know.
Coming across this piece in Inc., The Y Factor: How to Nurture Star Qualities in Millennials, was refreshing. Rather than just say all the things that are wrong with multi-generational workplaces (a situation that isn’t going to disappear anytime soon, and, in fact, will be further aggravated by the eventual imbalance of Millennials vs. other generations) with no solutions, Morris provides some helpful tips for manager to help harness the energy and drive of Millennials so that they (we) can become excellent managers and leaders. The tips also help current managers improve (bonus!).
Here are how Morris thinks managers can help bring out the best in Millennials:
Titles aren’t indicative of skills or knowledge
Importance of delegation
Funny enough, though these will help harness the talents of Millennials, they’re also important things to keep in mind, no matter how much experience you have. These five things will help change the culture that so desperately needs to be changed.