Millennials: love ’em, hate ’em, yet what you can’t do is ignore them. They make up half of the U.S. workforce…
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em – here’s how to harness their unique traits to take your biz to infinity & beyond:
- Stop the micro-managing hierarchy. M’s work harder & get better results when they can follow their project through from idea to implementation…& see it make an impact. IMPACT – more on that later. Huge buzzword for these kids. Here’s the nitty gritty: give ’em freedom & hold them accountable.
- Have a larger calling. M’s are driven by mission. Get the most outta them by building a culture of GROWTH & IMPACT. They want to do well & they want to give back – & the 2 are not mutually exclusive. Sense of purpose: nail it & they’ll stick with ya.
- Digital communication. M’s grew up in the FB & Twitter dynamic, so it makes sense that they’re not particularly excited about chatting on the phone or long meetings. A task management system is your holy grail with M’s – share fdbk often via a system & let them build.
- Face-2-face vs Face Time. M’s crave a sense of belonging. Don’t confuse their preference of digital communication with their need for leadership & mentorship. Wanna win big with M’s? Save “real” communication for 1 on 1 time & make it count!
Mobilizing & maneuvering these “New Boomers” can give you the competitive advantage to sustainably scale your biz for years to come!
About Totally Trixie: Adelina Rotar is passionate about working with the most talented folks in the world. Building a “wheel-based” roadmap to life: investing in learning time, challenging work time, & engaging in relationships & experiences is the fire that fuels her daily. Learn more about her business – she’s hiring!
Sources: Engagement from fellow millennial: Lydia Oprea
Kaplan, Elle. “The Secret to Keeping Top Millennial Talent.” Inc.com. N.p., 11 Sept. 2015. Web. 03 Oct. 2015.