Mr. People Equation went to a company training session where the topic was “how to manage the Millennial workforce”. He even brought home a handy reference sheet* with tips for managing members of the Gen Y workforce. A few of the more interesting suggestions were:
- Unbundle complex tasks- teach them what they need to know, one step at a time.
- Be a highly engaged manager – they want coaching and encouragement, so give it to them.
- Give them the gift of context – break it down so they understand
Mr. People Equation works for a company that cares about diversity and invests in employee development. What if you are a Gen Y whose company doesn’t pay such close attention? I address this in my post over at the Women of HR site today with four ways young professionals can quash Gen Y stereotypes. Go check it out!
*Based on Not Everyone Gets A Trophy: How to Manage Generation Y by Bruce Tulgan.
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