Lead the Millennial Generation

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  • Flexibility: Since the millennial generation is all about the Internet and their gadgets, they may not always be the most comfortable to work within the confines of a 9 to 6 working hours schedule. A Bentley University study even showed that 77% of millennial felt a flexible work schedule made them more productive. Such adaptations in the leadership style that lets individuals work from home on some days are being widely incorporated now. With such advanced technology, managers can review the work of employees or keep a tag on their progress by tracking submissions on Google documents, for example, while simultaneously giving them the freedom to work at their own convenience.
  • Fluidity: Thanks to technology, today we have the options like video conferencing that facilitate carrying out important discussions even in cases where all the members cannot be present at the same location at the same time. On a micro level, millennial can be managed even when they are at outdoor locations. They can be sent instructions or reports through emails, provided for feedback, or simply stay connected on a multitude of social media platforms.
  • Growth: Millennial tend to stick around longer in an organization where they can grow and learn a lot from their superiors and leaders. If they are not provided with enough goals to be achieved or opportunities to take advantage of and learn in the process, they tend to start looking for other employment options. As a leader, it is imperative for you to keep them engaged in projects that tap their potential and allow them to develop. Regular feedback and frequent interactions go a long way in boosting their performance levels.
  • Reciprocal Mentoring Programs: Another significant trait that the leaders can adapt to manage the millennial generation today is by letting the predecessor generation provide the required training that will help the millennial learn the tricks of the trade. The millennial generation, in turn, can be used to teach their predecessor generation the skills they have of using technology or social media, working faster on the computers, managing reports and emails, for instance. This will work wonders on the overall development of the company where everyone can benefit.

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