Ann Gabriel | Yo!Manila

Millennials are challenging the traditional notion of work. More businesses are struggling with the demands and work ethics of Gen Y employees. If you can relate to what I am saying, you should be finding ways to engage with them. Probably you why you might be failing to understand them and is now thinking of the whole generation as lazy and non-work driven.

Traditional Workplace Rules Don’t Matter to them.

Late for 10 to 20 minutes. Not following the dress code.

Millenials don’t quite follow the old ways, so to speak. They challenge the “must always be done that way” thinking of their bosses. They don’t want to get things done “just because.” They want to get tasks done in the most efficient, least time-consuming way possible and squeeze out the max results.

Millenials are SMART goal-keepers. Bosses should take a closer look at his productivity time. The millenial employee might have mastered or may have found a faster way to doing things, and making it even more better than how it was done before, again, in the old days.

Work is not everything for millenials.

Work is not everything for millennials. They want time with friends, family, hobbies, and other small pleasures and pastimes. They want to travel. They work to live, not live to work. This is the generation where the concept of lifestyle business became known. Millennials want to combine their passion with profit and work long hours on projects they feel passionate about, rather than helping someone else reach their corporate goals.

Millenials  wants to have a sense of purpose.

Millenials would like to make their mark.  They are seeking for a career with a purpose. They want their lives to be more meaningful.

It is suggested that companies make their millenial employees contented and productive. Companies must empower them and explain to them the importance of their role in the workplace. Be generous in praising millenials for individual efforts.

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