GenY Management Made Easier

first_imgWhy to Love and How to Keep Gen-YThe Startup Professionals Musings Blog takes on generational differences and management style in this August post. First, they explain that despite their shortcomings, Gen-Y (Millennials) offer some positive traits that are business assets. These stellar traits include: Confidence: Self-esteem was their parent’s mantra, so this generation is solid, ready, and self-assured.Goal and achievement orientated: This generation expects the workplace to be fun, challenging and rewarding. They arrive knowing what they want and where they want to go.Collaborative: This group is used to working in teams. They believe that no one should be left behind.Multi-cultural: Diversity is the norm for this generation. Civic minded: Great volunteers, this generation believes in the greater good.When managing Gen-Y, it is important to take full advantage of these great assets. Only by implementing management systems and strategies that embrace these attributes, will companies be able to recruit, train and retain this generation of workers.A few of the management areas to focus on for Gen-Y success include:Be a great role model. This generation values integrity and honesty.Give them a challenge. Learning is key to this generation and assignments should offer a change at it.Make mentoring part of the plan. Connect the generations with mentoring.Create a fun, interactive workplace with easy open access and a bit of humor.Use praise to show respect, only when truly deserved.Flex it. Use a flex workweek and work at home ops to retain this active generation.Gen-Y is your new workforce and learning to manage them may take some time, but the outcome is well worth the effort.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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