It is an extreme challenge working with millennials labeled as “know-it-all” employees. In fact, most employers are unable to foreshadow when their promising millennial will put in their two weeks notice. For the most part, millennials are willing to put up with a particular job long enough to find a new one in seven months.
Annoying millennials in the work place…
Q: Where does the respect meet when it comes to the professional experience of older generations and the advanced educational schooling of millennials?
In any workplace environment there should be respect; however, I don’t think a bridge should be created to help millennials and older generations cross informational territories just yet. Each generation offers critical business solutions that need to be appropriately valued before they are shared. I find a healthier dynamic between the two is created when the opposing generations are sightly competitors.
Let’s disregard the pressure created by millennials for companies to change traditional operating standards. If any company has not reconstructed their business model to accommodate the 21st century, well then that’s truly a taxing mistake. It’s not just about social media, there is a faster, more efficient world out there because of technological advancements. It’s the different between a fax and an electronic faxing. If a company has not taken advantage of these advancements by now, then millennials will continue to bypass their organizations.
No life, full of life…
There is so much more to do in life than work all day and that’s what some companies don’t understand. Many don’t understand what a healthy work life balances means but there is a demand for employers to be more flexible. From sending emails at 12am to small vacation packages, millennials simply cannot commit to constricting work environments.
Labor laws should be enforced to prevent employers from overworking their employees and not compensating them for the extra hours. We know more about our world today then ever and employers should encourage employees to see the world and find ways to give back to the community. Do something for yourself, do something for others and do something for me (the employer). I think that is a great model.
Back to the topic at hand…
Q: Older generations get frustrated when millennials take charger before learning the ropes. How do we fix this environment?
For the most part when millennials are not trying to be too cocky, there is a lot that can be learned from them. I put the challenge on the employer to make the necessary accommodations for millennials in their workplace. For the most part, an average millennial will put up with dissatisfaction until they find a new job. As for the passionate but dissatisfied employees, they stand to take big money out of your pocket when they start a competing company of their own.
A person can never be a millionaire working for someone else so employers have to treat their employees well. Without committed employees, a company cannot be successful. Employers have to understand that regardless of age, An committed employees is waving their chance to be successful entrepreneurs.
Millennials know what they are worth and what your paying the other person that may be half as talented. The way I see it, pay me for what I can do well and not how long I have been doing it. Millennials can always look for another job because they don’t have anything tying them down. But keeping Millennials is truly simple, satisfied employees won’t go looking for another job if they are getting what they want.