Generational specialist Matt Harrington discusses key reasons why the Millennial generation (1980-2001) are necessary and vital to our current workplace including the ability to handle a VUCA world, demanding a more nimble and agile organization and their ability to be social sharers of your company.
Originally posted on TD.org on January 22, 2015
There is a misconception going around the “management water cooler” about how to motivate Millennials in the workplace. Many organizations think Millennials can be won over and motivated with flexible work packages, higher salaries, and great benefits. These aren’t bad ideas, and I’m sure many Millennials will thank you and ask for more (and more). But, this is not what actually motivates the Millennial worker—and it probably won’t get them to stay with your organization.