When trying to find ways to engage new generation workers, consider these two thoughts; first, are millennials, and the older generation needs different?
We live in a dynamic world where the pace of change is
speeding up rapidly. It’s getting more complex and competitive. New strategies,
sharpened skills and tactics will be required.
Businesses have to do something to keep afloat, especially
in this period of recession.
Here’s what they have to do: to hire a new generation of
employees. There are no terrible businesses; just management through lack of
vision and leadership that fail to explore the opportunities that lie before
Managers that are accustomed to using specific ways to
engage their old generations of workers are going to have to change their ways
if they hope to engage and retain their new cohorts; the millennials. They
bring an increased number of workers in the workforce and some remarkable
Given their consistent increase of workers in the office, it
is crucial to understand who these employees are and what they want from your
Millennials have a significantly different outlook on what
they expect from their employment experience. They are well-educated,
technology-skilled, very self-confident, can multi-task and have plenty of
prefer to work in teams rather than individually.
Some ways to engage the Millennials.
The millennials are very different from the old generation
of workers. This means that (and as stated earlier) creating engagement
strategies and techniques is one of management’s big goals. When trying to find
ways to engage new generation workers, consider these two thoughts; first, are
millennials, and the older generation needs different? Are they different
enough to demand different engagement strategies for each generation? Second,
identify which engagement drives were appropriate for each age. A
millennial-friendly office is not just about beauty; it is more about improving
the overall workplace experience for employees.
Here are some ways of making your office
1. Have a simple home comfort in the workplace. Young
people don’t separate home life from work as much as the previous generation.
When they are at work, they need to be comfortable as they usually are at home.
Employers can accommodate simple home comforts like a kitchen with places that
stores food or snacks, areas with couches for collaborations with coworkers,
quiet spaces for independent work.
spaces for collaboration and creativity. This gives young employees
varieties in the workplace and supports their desire for social interaction
during the day. This means fewer cubicles and private offices and more open spaces
for communications. Now, these spaces are not just another boardroom; but
breakout spaces, lounges. Hallways, kitchens or areas with couches. This kind
of environment has been proven to increase productivity. Employees are likely
to be more productive and stay engaged when they have the freedom to move
around while working.
3. Alter your work environment to keep up with
modern needs. A modernized office environment can inspire and engage young
workers and increase retention. Put their mindset into consideration and create
a work environment in which they will succeed. This will show that you care and
they will work harder and stay longer.