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What You Can Learn from Millennials in the Workplace

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:46
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The world has changed so much in so few years that some people are finding hard to adapt this constant change. However, millennials are great at adaptability. Thus, businesses can learn from them and apply new strategies for doing business. Below you can find some of those strategies which you can learn from millennials.

  • Don’t Afraid of Change: Everyday a new technology is coming onto the market and rapidly takes the place of the old one. In the workplace, generally millennials are the first adapters of these new technologies. They are always looking for innovative tools and new ways of doing business. Be like them and don’t afraid of using new technologies. Welcome change because the world is changing constantly. If you don’t take action and embrace change, how are you going to keep up with the rest of the world?
  • Experiences are Important: Probably you have seen many articles about millennials care about experiences over owning things like a fancy car or a house. This is a rising trend and it is proven by scientists. Experiences like traveling to a new country, attending a dance class or going to a concert are more rewarding than buying something new. Therefore, don’t afraid of trying out new experiences. Also, spend less money for consumption and live a simpler life.
  • Have a Work Life Balance: In the past, people were working 24/7 to be successful. Nowadays, millennials realize that it is important to have a work-life balance. Therefore, the new trend is to work smart not hard. Prefer flexible and remote working arrangements which will give you more power over the control of your time so you can decide what you are going to work on when. As a result, this autonomy leads to a healthier work environment and increases your performance.
  • Never Stop Learning: Learning doesn’t end when the school ends. You should always keep investing yourself in order to get ahead of others. You don’t even need to spend money for education anymore. Millennials know this and they use internet to watch tutorials on YouTube or enroll free courses of universities using Coursera or other similar platforms. You can embrace the benefits of internet too. Don’t forget that nobody knows everything. The key is being open to learning new things and keep improving yourself.
  • Be Recognized: Millennials want to be recognized for their achievements and need feedback from time to time. This enables them to notice what they are good at and what they are lacking. Open communication is needed for all employees not just for millennials. Everybody wants to be cared and valued. Therefore, be transparent to your employees and provide them not only formal but also informal reviews.


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