Managing Millennials

Well, it finally happened. The end of an era, the day that there are more millennials in the workplace than baby boomers has finally arrived. We were the first great generation of office workers in American history.

On our watch we brought radios at work, office parties, and the need for a department called HR. We weren't just agents of change - we were the change.

But now it's over. With perhaps the exception of The Villages in central Florida, our influence is fading fast. So, how do you manage millennials? What motivates them? What are they working for?

Unlike the boomers there is no one answer. First, they were raised, for the most part, with parents who encouraged them to find their own way.

Second, their first loyalty will not be to their job. You have to engage them daily.  And thirdly, they are the most connected and aware generation ever. I can hear some of you saying, "yes, but..." No buts! Is it the best of times or the worst of times? (To quote Dickens) here is the answer - it's their time - get used to it!

Be encouraged,

Posted on July 1, 2015 .