Millennials get a lot of flack. Sometimes considered soft and unable to do anything without their mommy to help them, this generation actually makes up the largest part of the workplace. Today we discuss the benefits Millennials bring to the workforce and what we need to be aware of when leading them.
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Good day and welcome to the leading with nice daily. My name is Mathieu Yuill, and this week we’re talking about leading a four gen workplace and today we’re going to talk a little bit about millennials. The people, everybody loves to hate. I don’t hate them. I love millennials by the way. Because they include people like Macaulay Culkin and Leann Rimes who doesn’t like those two people. But aside from that, this group is so exciting because they grew up only knowing technology, right? So you can put technology in front of them and more often than not, they’ll be comfortable, comfortable with it, or they’ll pick it up really quickly. They also grew up in a time when there were supportive environments where it was okay to talk about schoolyard bullies, and that’s how we dealt with schoolyard bullies by talking about it and then getting our protective parents and helicopter parents to come in and kind of help us solve our problems for us.
You probably have been in an interview if you’re a boomer or gen X where a millennials parent has come to the interview with you. I personally saw that so often when I worked in higher education or parents who had signed contracts for their children. You’re like, no, your child is 21 they have to sign their own contract. It was very interesting. They also came from a generation where there is a reward just for participation and punishment came by way of a time out. Now, because of this is a gift because it made them so social and gave them such great confidence, unlike any other generation before, even after they really know how to mix and mingle. They probably do great at networking and in sales and they’re just such a gift to have in the workspace. So that’s offered today for more on this topic, visit Leadingwithnice.com where we want to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results. Talk to you tomorrow.