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.
©2014 Max Impact, used with permission.
Learn more about today’s generations:
- Builders / Traditionalists, also known as the greatest generation, born before 1944
- Baby boomers, sometimes relabeled the sandwich generation, born between 1943 and 1964
- Generation X, born between 1961 and 1980
- Generation Y, sometimes referred to as the millennial generation, born between 1977 and 2000
- Millennials, sometimes referred to as generation Z, born after 1998
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- “Because I Said So! ”: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids.
- “When Generations Collide”: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work.
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