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View of authority by millennial generation

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The millennials are still being shaped when it comes to their view of authority. Early indications are that it will be very similar to generation Y with the demand of authoritative figures having to earn the respect of those will are tasked to lead. But it will not be that simple because an emerging element in a generation is a very high desire to question cultural norms.

With this means in the workplace is that it is more critical than ever to connect this generation to the shared vision of the mission of an organization. At the same time, that connection will be very difficult to establish because it will not be assumed that existing policies and procedures are just, fair or most advantageous.

To gain the respect of the millennial generation one needs to exhibit patience without compromising productivity or quality. Millennials will be capable of doing great things if the leader exercises brilliance in connecting them to their goals - and their goals the organizational mission.

From a series on generational cultures from getmaximpact.com. Used by permission. For further information about generational cultures or other cultures visit their website.

This is excerpted from a series on generational cultures from getmaximpact.com. Used by permission. For further information about generational cultures or other cultures visit their website.

©2014 Max Impact, used with permission.

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