facebook linkedin twitter

Computerware Blog

There’s More to Managing Millennials

There’s More to Managing Millennials

The millennial generation has been much maligned in the business world. Whether they are being blamed for neglecting long-standing industries or being labeled as selfish and distracted, there aren’t too many superlatives that have been bandied about when describing millennial workers. The reality, however, is that millennial workers have the ability to be some of your best employees if your business is able to adjust accordingly. Today, we’ll get into how to get the most from your younger workers.

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are quickly becoming the majority of the workforce, and much has been said and written about what differentiates them from the other workers your business has on staff. Chances are your millennial workers are some of the most educated people on your staff, and this fact has come to define the entire generation largely because most of them are in mounds of debt as a result. The degrees that they paid tens of thousands of dollars, and years of their lives, to achieve, typically, will only net them entry-level status. This can be a problem for a business, as millennial workers are well-known to want a challenging environment where fast vertical movement is possible. This leads them to get despondent and continuously look for new work elsewhere, or worse yet, becoming disconnected with their current job and wasting everyone’s time and money.

Millennials Will Be Millennials

There has been so much written about the negative characteristics of millennials, but they can’t all be bad, can they? Of course not, but there are behaviors that are, by in large, a problem for some employers. Let's take a short look at some of them now:

  1. Always connected - You’d think that this isn’t a major problem for any business nowadays as the more connected people are, the more they will be apt to do, right? The answer is someplace between “Not exactly” and “Yeah, but”. The average millennial worker is so plugged in to the news, social media, and/or some type of Internet-based hobby, that focusing on work becomes a bit of a chore.
  2. Entitlement - As we mentioned above, sometimes the millennial worker will get frustrated at a lack of promotion, even if the promotion isn’t necessarily possible. As a result, the millennial, who is confident in what they bring to business, can sometimes feel as though they should have a corner office out of college.
  3. Quick to jump ship - If they are inevitably passed over for a promotion, they take it more to heart than other workers and begin to look for new opportunities (if they ever stopped looking). Millennials are an ambitious lot and will leave your employ for a better opportunity at the drop of a hat.
  4. Balancing act - Like many people, most millennials need to be fulfilled with their work, but they also need to have the ability to break away and unwind. They take this very seriously. For the millennial worker a solid work-life balance is one of the most important aspects of taking (and retaining) a job.  
  5. Tech - The millennials are the first human generation to grow up with lifelong Internet access, cell/smartphone access, and heavy automation. As a result, they take for granted that they will have access to technology that will help them climb up the corporate ladder. Not having access to this technology can be a complete deal-breaker.

For the business owner, finding people that are both dedicated to their vision while also not being a major problem is important. Adding corrosive, arrogant, and inexperienced people that are going to cause problems for them is not ever going to be an ideal fit. All millennials aren’t all the worst behaviors of their generation, however, and most can be beneficial and productive members of your team. Here are some management tips to get the most out of your business’ millennial employees:

  1. Create and maintain a strong company culture - Since most millennials want their work to have a purpose, building a strong culture works to see that their hard work and dedication is resulting in something positive.
  2. Promote flexibility - Along with a solid work-life balance, organizations that promote remote connectivity, support integration, and other technologically forward strategies, get more out of their staff.
  3. Leadership and Guidance - Instead of barking orders, actually lead. Be a mentor, not a boss. Millennials don’t like being micromanaged and barking orders at them and making them feel like their efforts don’t matter is a major problem.
  4. Get them the technology they need - If you don’t provide millennial workers with the tools they need, they’ll find someone that will.
  5. Have a vision they can get behind - Millennials are hard workers and will help the right leader build something great as long as they lay out a place, and a career path for them from the beginning. For the millennial, transparency goes a long way.

Millennials will, soon enough, make up a very large portion of the workforce. As a result, getting to better understand how the future will look with tech-savvy people in charge is essential for any business.

What are your thoughts of the millennial workers you’ve encountered? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Diagnosing a Man-In-the-Middle Attack
Passwords Hold Everything Together
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Privacy Internet Cloud Business Computing Business Management Software Hackers Data Microsoft Backup Workplace Tips Hardware Managed Service Provider Productivity Network Security Email Business Hosted Solutions Malware Saving Money IT Services Efficiency IT Support Google User Tips Small Business Computer Smartphones Innovation Mobile Devices Quick Tips Productivity Gadgets VoIP Social Media Business Continuity Network Android Microsoft Office Disaster Recovery Collaboration Mobile Office Server Data Backup communications Virtualization Data Recovery Communication Upgrade IT Support Smartphone Mobile Device Management Miscellaneous Phishing Tech Term Cybersecurity Ransomware Windows 10 Facebook Unified Threat Management Windows Apps Operating System Holiday Vendor Management Remote Monitoring Passwords Analytics Users Automation BYOD Remote Computing Managed IT services Mobile Computing BDR Mobile Device Internet of Things WiFi Marketing Data Management The Internet of Things Outsourced IT Apple Firewall History Artificial Intelligence Managed IT Services Alert App Browser Save Money Spam IT Consultant Cloud Computing Encryption Big data Office 365 Help Desk Bring Your Own Device Maintenance Printer Antivirus Two-factor Authentication Gmail Bandwidth Business Technology Office Health Content Filtering Going Green Windows 10 Cost Management Windows 8 Outlook Hiring/Firing Training Hard Drives Budget Wireless Technology Saving Time Tech Support Search Computers Virus Government Managed IT Employer-Employee Relationship Cybercrime Lithium-ion Battery Best Practice Information Technology IBM Networking Hacking Information Money Document Management Healthcare Access Control Customer Service VPN It Management Travel Blockchain Education Recovery Update Phone System Legal Save Time Downtime Augmented Reality Regulations PowerPoint Proactive IT SaaS Running Cable Humor Administration File Sharing Law Enforcement Applications Hard Drive Intranet Twitter Avoiding Downtime Compliance Managed Service Mobility Website Data storage iPhone Risk Management Password Digital Digital Payment Project Management Customer Relationship Management Telephony Hacker Websites Router Management Fax Server Machine Learning Vulnerabilities Telephone Systems Comparison Tablet Paperless Office Sports Company Culture Disaster User Computing Computer Repair End of Support Social Networking Hosted Solution Social Robot Data Security Securty Wireless Google Maps DDoS Patch Management Solid State Drive Data Loss Social Engineering Flexibility Scam Black Market Word Current Events Retail Cryptocurrency Data Breach Laptop Business Growth Value Business Intelligence Private Cloud Cortana Excel Monitors Virtual Assistant Cleaning Office Tips Computer Accessories Microchip Taxes Lifestyle Processors Start Menu Tech Terms Distributed Denial of Service USB Gaming Console Mobile Technology YouTube Trending Presentation Cooperation Software as a Service Unified Communications Settings Mouse Text Messaging Public Cloud Vendor Webcam Uninterrupted Power Supply Virtual Desktop Specifications Safety Vulnerability Statistics Bitcoin Programming Identity Theft Data Protection Windows 7 IT service Network Congestion Documents Teamwork Heating/Cooling Distribution Entertainment Downloads Politics Storage Inbound Marketing Virtual Reality Emails Bluetooth Streaming Media Conferencing Automobile Chromebook Computing Infrastructure Hack Pain Points Voice over Internet Protocol Redundancy Google Docs Net Neutrality Co-managed IT Monitoring User Error How To eWaste Chrome Download Evernote Experience Addiction Wi-Fi Administrator Entrepreneur Directions Upselling Technology Tips Business Managemenet Accountants A.I. Books Workers Troubleshooting Recording Content Management email scam Dark Web Audit CIO Multi-factor Authentication Supercomputer HIPAA SSID Video Surveillance Fake News Advertising Flash Environment Staffing Google Wallet online Currency Migration Connected Devices Competition Processing Data Warehousing Windows XP Wireless Headphones Telephone Worker Electronic Payment Health IT Employee/Employer Relationship Saving ZTime Network Management Managed IT Service Access Displays Equifax Fleet Tracking Reading Samsung Business Owner Logistics Emergency Hard Drive Disposal Society Bookmark Harddrive Computer Care Micrsooft LinkedIn Device security MSP Employer Employee Relationship IP Address Debate Microsoft Excel Best Practives G Suite Drones Desktop Finance Hacks Physical Security Application Google Play GPS Google Drive Windows Server 2008 Nanotechnology Social Network Licensing Human Resources Employer/Employee Relationships Business Cards Service Level Agreement Banking Botnet Processor Spyware Mobile Payment Skype Startup Asset Tracking Microserver Relocation Tablets Microsoft 365 External Harddrive Archive Browsers Electricity Printing Username Medical IT Permissions Language Unified Threat Management Backup and Disaster Recovery Sync Thin CLient Gamification Notifications CCTV Digital Signature Security Cameras 3D Ebay Point of Contact Screen Reader Customer Resource management Get More Done User Tip Proactive Maintenance Piracy Upload Printer Server Business Metrics Computer Malfunction Navigation cache Television switches Writing Smart Tech Turn Key Reliable Computing Solutions Smart Phones Music In Internet of Things Data Analysis WannaCry Upgrades HTML Professional Services Fiber-Optic Database Trojan Leadership Corporate Profile Recycling Mobile Security Organize GDPR Adminstration Pirating Information Time Management Freedom of Information LiFi Analytic Telephone System PDF SQL Server Software License Trends Motion Sickness Best Available Keyboard Tech Assessment SharePoint Product Reviews Multi-Factor Security Cost Scalability Integration Fileless Malware Google Calendar Deep Learning Devices Messenger Tracking Domains Tip of the week Work/Life Balance Read Fraud Tactics Proxy Server Azure VoIP UTM Content Rental Service Meetings Public Speaking Modem Touchscreen News Visible Light Communication Memory Device Management IT Plan Enterprise Resource Planning Webinar Web Server Shortcut Term Consultation IT consulting Legislation Error Cabling Electronic Medical Records Transportation Knowledge Capital Productuvuty Managing Stress Printers CrashOverride Regulation 3D Printing

toner1