Category: Millennials

Introducing the Second-wave Millennials

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Just as you were starting to figure out how to manage Millennials in the workplace, a major generational shift is underway. Coming to a workplace near you: Second-wave Millennials. Every generation has a first wave (older cohort) and a second wave (younger cohort). Each wave has slightly different traits because they were raised by the… continue reading »

How Do I Get My Millennials to Engage More In Person?

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how to boost millennial engagement in person at work

One trend I’ve been noticing in workplaces is the empty break room, where employees would typically gather to take a break from their work routine. There is a generational explanation for this, and it is not that people are necessarily working harder. The fact is that younger employees are more likely to take breaks at… continue reading »

Can Millennials Hit Deadlines?

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  It happens, and it is annoying— you set deadlines and your employees don’t meet them. But it’s more than annoying—it disrupts workflow, affects productivity, and makes everyone else’s job more difficult. Missing deadlines is a universal problem with all generations, but I more frequently hear from managers that Millennial are not hitting their deadlines…. continue reading »

How Can I Get My Millennials to Take Their Work Seriously? 

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This is a common question that comes up when I’m speaking or training executives who work with Millennials — “How can I get my Millennial employees to take their work seriously?!” The idea that Millennials don’t take their work as seriously as their older professional counterparts is largely a myth. Studies have shown that in… continue reading »

Game-ify Your Workplace

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  For a generation that grew up with Nintendo, Play Station, and Xbox 360, it makes sense that Millennials seek out fun ways accomplish tasks and achieve goals at work. It is estimated that 70 percent of the largest companies today are using some form of gamification to attract and retain their young talent. Wait…… continue reading »

2017’s ‘Fourth Turning’ Crisis Period

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Fourth Turning Crisis Period

A book called The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe is undergoing a massive resurgence in sales. Twenty years after its original publication, its message is as urgent as ever, particularly as White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is using it as a playbook to shape the agenda for the United States.  Private… continue reading »

How to Attract and Keep Blue-Collar Millennial Employees

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Over the past two decades, the nature of hourly work in the United States has changed dramatically — with blue collar jobs making up a smaller percentage of hourly jobs and technological advancement that has yielded significant growth in productivity. The result: A drastic decline in the demand for blue-collar workers, and a simultaneous “graying”… continue reading »

Millennial Engagement, Innovation and Creativity at Work

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Almost a year ago, I started CoachingMillennials with two Millennials — my son, Nick, and Georgia Howe, whose father Neil Howe I had the privilege to work with and has done significant research and writing on generations. We continue to research, write and speak about Millennials in the workplace, Millennial issues and more. This year,… continue reading »

Millennials, Professional Feedback and the New Performance Review Model

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If Millennials had their way in the workplace, the “annual performance review” would go the way of the fax machine and punch clock. Millennials grew up with “Google” as a verb, as in “to google” virtually any answer to any question. More recently, services like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and other digital concierges make finding… continue reading »

4 More Millennial Traits

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Last week, we wrote about how Millennials were raised by their parents to feel special, sheltered and confident. Those three Millennial traits mark that generation’s personality, shaped by their parents and the prevailing cultural influences of the times. But there are four more traits of Millennials worth paying attention to: Team-oriented, Conventional, Achieving and Pressured. Team-Oriented… continue reading »

3 Notable Traits of Millennials

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Special, sheltered and confident — those three characteristics are among the major traits of Millennials. Every generation has its own personality—attitudes, behaviors and traits that are shaped by experiences in their formative years. In a generation’s youth, the prevailing cultural, social, and economic environment creates a permanent imprint that lasts a lifetime. This imprint creates signature traits…. continue reading »

Myth: Millennials are Digital Addicts and Avoid In-Person Communication

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millennials are digital natives, but not digital addicts

Millennials are digital addicts. They post Instagram photos from the dinner table, check Snapchat before they get out of bed in the morning and are more concerned about losing their phone than losing their wallet. Combine this with their inability to have a face-to-face conversation, and, well… the essence of humanity hangs in the balance…. continue reading »