Harnessing the Energy of Millennials
Bruce Merrifield, President — Merrifield Consulting
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Thursday, January 30, 2020—One of the aspects of Millennials that is most valued is their ambition. They're the energetic, entrepreneurially-minded force that companies greatly desire. But, if you want to harness that ambition, you have to allow it an environment in which it can grow and prosper. Iron sharpens iron, and these powerful young workers will want to be in an environment that keeps sharp and strong.
Over time it can be easy to let the standards of a company degenerate if not monitored. Habits like hiring cheap and working hard do have benefits, but are not going to hold onto the best and the brightest employees who could have their choice of where to work. This happened to IBM many years ago and it was seriously harmful to them, and you don't want the same happening to you.
This tends to manifest itself in relation to information availability. Millennials don't like info being withheld from them, and they like to take their learning into their own hands. They know that all the information they desire is at their fingertips with the internet, and they will use that to their advantage.
Milennials know what they can achieve and what is best for them, and they don't like to settle for less. If you want to be on the good side of this incoming generation, then construct your business in a way that enables the level of performance you desire.
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