How to Nurture Fulfillment in the Workplace
Leaving out digital technology will be a great loss for you because these generations grew up in the era where the internet and digital technology are the norms. They like to collaborate and communicate via digital devices and good workplace collaboration applications like Slack are key to keeping your team happy and productive.
Millennials have deep curiosity in everything and show a strong will to achieve both personal and professional growth. They want to hear how they are doing and how they can improve. Communicating feedback in a clear, direct manner works best. This leaves no room for misunderstanding and ensures you deliver the messages you need to send effectively.
Today flexibility is valued at work more than stability. What matters most to these generations is the outcome (result) instead of the hours spent on the job. If you’re expecting people to “punch the clock” and be at their desk during “work hours,” not only could you encounter resistance, you may lose valuable talent.
Some employers might believe that leadership skills come along with job tenure. Because of this, they tend to choose senior employees to lead the team instead of giving equal chance to the younger ones. Providing opportunities for younger team members to lead projects empowers them, excites them and keeps them engaged and wanting to do the best job they can for you and your organization.
Lori Stuckey, Resource Manager, Alaant Workforce Solutions
Lori enjoys the challenges of working with candidates and clients in a high volume, fast paced recruiting environment and takes pride in building strong, long-term relationships. When she’s not with her three young grandchildren having fun and creating mischief, she enjoys time at the beach, reading and cheering for the Boston Red Sox.