What I learned is that millennials are tired of being called millennials just as I would tire of always being referred to as a “boomer”. They want to be professionals, period. They also don’t like being pigeonholed as a selfish, all about me, spoiled, unmotivated brat. To be honest, the millennials that I know impress me constantly. As in any generation you have those that rise and t hose that don’t, just the law of averages.
I was pleased that my presentation received several head nods from the younger attendees. Here are the things we discussed and how organizations can bring in the next generation of leaders!
Give them a voice- Listen and learn.
Make them feel valued- Their opinions DO matter.
They love giving back, find a way to give them the power to make a difference.
Is your company or organization active on social media? That’s how many millennials communicate.
Give them positions of leadership and let them LEAD!
By 2025, 75% of the workforce will be millennials and Gen Z. Are you doing all you need to in order to not only bring them in but to let them lead!
Make it a great day!