Communicating with Millennial Employees: Four Strategies for Success
Communicating well takes effort. You need to understand the backgrounds of all parties involved, establish expectations, present the message in a way that your audience will understand, and motivate people to act. Many leaders and managers are good at the middle two portions, but having the finesse and understanding to not only understand the people you are communicating with but also how to motivate them is quite the challenge. And within the growing workplace Millennial population, many in senior positions are struggling to understand inter-generational differences. In February I had the pleasure of attending a panel on retaining millennial talent produced by Grovo–a cool company that focuses on learning and employee development. Combining the knowledge from the four panelists (all quoted in the article) and my own personal experiences teaching, I created 4 Strategies to Connect with Millennials.
In 2020 millennials will account for 50% of the US workforce. On average, millennials stay in a company for two years. This high turnover cost is negatively impacting many organizations’ bottom line.
Original article published April 21, 2016 on entrepreneur.com https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/270658This entry was posted in Business Development, Communication, Employee Development, Feedback, Leadership, Management. Bookmark the permalink.