NYSL Promotions’ Tips for Managing Millennials
Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and the early 2000s, have begun to enter the workforce. They have a lot of energy. They also have a distinctly different perspective on the workplace. If you have an influx of millennial colleagues in your office, you may have noticed some resistance to certain practices. These tips from NYSL Promotions can help you manage these situations better:
• Dislike of 20th Century Work Rules: As our team at NYSL has noted, this generation isn’t fond of the 9-5 office routine. They prefer more flexibility in hours and location. They’re also most likely to pinpoint antiquated processes. Rather than stick to status quo, solicit their input and suggestions for improvements. Empower them to develop new processes.
• Dislike of Business Software: While they may have to grin and bear it a bit, when it comes to business systems, millennials may have a point about upgrades. Even if you’re not considering a complete overhaul, can you find ways to make the apps more mobile or accessible from remote locations? You’ll find this not only makes them happy, but that it will also increase productivity.
• Want a Voice in Business: Just as they’re resistant to rigid hours, millennials don’t want careers where they punch in and punch out. They want more than their paychecks. They want to make a difference. Empower them by offering increased responsibility and opportunities. They will be more motivated.
We at NYSL Promotions believe that millennials aren’t difficult to manage, if you embrace the possibilities.