Management · Strategy

What is the best way to deal with millennials?

Shamim Hasan CEO at Xpart Solutions

September 17th, 2016

I am a little bit lost with this when it comes to management. Millenials seem to rotate a little bit more in between jobs. I wonder what is the best way to deal with them and also the best way to keep them motivated.
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September 17th, 2016

  • Stop trying to "deal" with anyone - the only decisions you have control over are your own. 
  • Stop trying to "deal" with anyone based on the lowest common denominator of a one-dimensional demographic. 
  • People are individuals and "deal" best when they are dealt with as individuals 
  • My research suggests that workers are motivated by work that is personally motivating, provides an opportunity for growth, and includes constructive feedback
History seems filled with examples of generations who feel that their children will be the end of life as we know it - accompanied by grandparents who feel their children are to blame because they did not properly educate, discipline, and prepare the next generation. 

Maybe it's time to stop playing the blame game and start recognizing that the structure of work has changed in fundamental ways. Successful leaders find ways to deal with the realities they are faced with. They don't bemoan the loss of some idealistic halcyon fantasy of the past.

Clay Cousins response contains some useful information about how to engage employees. My research indicated that these factors are universal - not specific to millennials. 

Clay Cousins Cofounder at the RDi Group, Launching Ideas and Elevate Momentum

September 17th, 2016

Gallup came out with an engagement study earlier this year about Millenials. See link below. The important take always are 4 keys things that we believe all employees seek. They are:
  1. Clear expectations (job clarity) and priorities
  2. Accountability
  3. Ongoing feedback and communication
  4. Opportunity to learn and grow
This is an area that we send a lot of time on with our clients. Although there are only 4 key things, it is something that leaders have to be very intentional in implementing them and makes sure they are clear through the entire origination.

http://www.gallup.com/reports/189830/millennials-work-live.aspx 




Dr. Conway Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Owner of HELP Behavioral Health Services. In-home/In-facility/In-office/Video Visits

September 17th, 2016

I agree with Eduardo.  Millenials need challenge as well as structure and direction.  My doctoral dissertation topic was on Young Adults, ages 18-27. 
That age group tends to flounder in their professional world, as they are still searching for their personal and professional identity. Interconnecting with a compatible mentor often helps their journey.

Eduardo Rocha VP Product at MUXI

September 17th, 2016

From my point of view and experience, millenials need to be motivated by the feeling of quick wins, like a video game journey. So, fast assignments and periodical challenges work perfect with them. Big attention about clear rules and tips, like a game again..... Cheers Em domingo, 18 de setembro de 2016, Shamim Hasan < reply+dsc+6017@founderdating.com> escreveu:

Ansar Hafil Business Consultant at Winning In Business

September 18th, 2016

Hello Shamin, people say motivated when: + They are doing something meaningful. + They have clear goals, roles and responsibilities. + Have the power to make decisions regarding their responsibilities. + They get constructive feedback and coaching from their management. + Have a good work vs life balance. Ansar Hafil Business Consultant Winning In Business +41 (0)79 451 95 81 ansar.hafil@winninginbusiness.ch [www.winninginbusiness.ch](http://www.winninginbusiness.ch) Domaine des Pins C 1196 Gland (VD) Switzerland What is the best way to deal with millennials? @media only screen and (max-device-width: 480px) { #featured-advisors-left{ width:45% !important; padding: 0px !important; } #featured-advisors-right{ width: 54% !important; padding: 0px !important; } } FD:Discuss New Discussion on What is the best way to deal with millennials? Started by Shamim Hasan CEO, Xpart Solutions. I am a little bit lost with this when it comes to management. Millenials seem to rotate a little bit more in between jobs. I wonder what is the best way to deal with them and also the best way to keep them motivated. FOLLOW DISCUSSION or Reply Directly to this email to participate in the discussion Manage your email notifications

Don Rector

September 18th, 2016

I am with literally 100's of millennials every day at the accelerator we are in. They are highly motivated by what they are doing. More so than the average senior to them. I see motivating a millennial is matter of have them do a job they believe in, kind of like anyone anyone. Don Rector Please excuse my typos pecked & sent from my iPhone

Josh Schermer President at Downtown Pets

September 18th, 2016

Hi Shamim!

I have found the following very successful with my Millenials: 

  • They are purpose driven so connect their job to a higher purpose (we are helping customers change their lives and you can play a part in that.) 
  • They like to be able to level up in your business. Many times this yearning is more in terms of responsibility and ability to contribute than money. 
  • They want to learn skill sets that allow them to level up with you, or to take with them to their next job. 
  • The want to contribute and a low ceiling will frustrate them. 
  • For them it's less about Country or Company and more about purpose and passion. They want to connect purpose and passion to profit.
  • They want to take part. Allow them to be more involved or they will often get bored,, frustrated and or quit. 
This is my experience at least and perspective. 

Hope this has been helpful (^_^)

Dr. Conway Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Owner of HELP Behavioral Health Services. In-home/In-facility/In-office/Video Visits

September 17th, 2016

I agree with Irwin that many millenials don't understand hard work.  Our generation (1950's) grew up with hard working role models, and we didn't know anything different.  It was work your way through college and get a job immediately after. Many millenials of this generation grew up in crazy, mixed-up family systems, and raised without stable values and direction.  No excuse but it might take them longer to understand the "working hard" ethics.

Don Rector

September 18th, 2016

I am with hundreds Don Rector Please excuse my typos pecked & sent from my iPhone