Oh My, We Created A Monster!

26 May

Anyone managing persons born between 1980 and 1995 known as the Millennials, has discovered this group views life and work very differently from their Baby Boom parents.

They played little league as kids but without winners or losers.  How terrible it would be if Johnny were to feel bad that his team lost.

They received trophies just for participating.

You can thank us, the Baby Boom for that.

As a group Millennials are more concerned with friends and family than work.

Work is something to be scheduled around their life, not the other way around.

That’s not to say they won’t work hard for you. But they do require a different approach from their managers.

Morley Safer of CBS did a very interesting piece on 60 Minutes about this topic. It can be viewed on the CBS 60 Minutes website and takes you through how Millennials are changing the face of business.

This is a must see If you’ve been wondering how to engage the attention of your younger workers.

All of the old rules about loyalty and hard work go out the window.

Baby Boomer managers will have to re-invent themselves and their approach to managing this group. Not the other way around.

Here’s the link.

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