They confuse the baby boomers. They work smart, and not necessarily as hard. The workplace has become a psychological battlefield and the millennials have the upper hand, because they are tech savvy, with every gadget imaginable almost becoming an extension of their bodies. They multitask, talk, walk, listen and type, and text. And their priorities are simple: they come first.
So the biggest dilemma that all HR heads are mulling over these days is – How do you motivate, train and sometimes nanny these extra – terrestrials that have taken over the work place?
You need them because they’re your future leaders.
The baby boomers need to be cognizant of the young leaders and their thought process, they need to focus more on ‘’how to coach this generation’’ as opposed to ‘’how to boss this generation’’. You cannot tell this generation – ‘You got to do this. You got to do this. You got to do this.’ They’ll feel claustrophobic and confused and will walk away. They’ll call your work place a ”bureaucratic” and hostile environment. And be vary of them because they’re the same kids that will post reviews on Glassdoor once they leave your organization.
You have to speak to them a little bit like a therapist might speak to a patient, You can’t be harsh, you cannot tell them ‘’what to do’’. You can’t really ask them to live and breathe the company and ‘’fit in’’. Because they’re living and breathing themselves and that keeps them very busy. They have high expectations, from themselves and the people around them. If they’re not being challenged, directed by visionary people or being properly mentored – they’ll get disengaged and they’ll leave.