“Millennials cannot be lumped into a single group defined by their age” – Environics Research
To manage us wisely is to understand that there are important distinctions between us. The “Canadian Millennials Social Values Study” groups our generation into Six Tribes that reflect different outlooks and approaches to life. When applied in company culture and employee relations, these Six Tribes give way to flexible management techniques that match value sets of employees. Though many of us may share similar values (such as meaningful careers and experiences), our managers should spend quality time to understand our unique idiosyncrasies in order to motivate us with the best-fit: (1) approach (2) short term and long term goals (3) incentives
Are you a Millennial? Find out which tribe you belong to here.
These tribes allow us to better understand and customize management techniques to best suit the individual. This is the ultimate Millennial Management Challenge. At Imagine HR, we provide Management Training and Toolkits to leaders to help them facilitate better relationships and motivate employees for tangible results. This is the first step in retention as well as building a strong commitment to employees for the long run. Sooner or later, you will need to develop realistic succession plans through internal candidates, so start that process now by identifying your talent potential.
The need for effective management techniques rises day-by-day as turnover rates climb higher than ever and engagement rates dip in a downward spiral. Everyone’s workforce demographic is bound to tip within the next decade. Learn to encourage and motivate employees, influence behaviours and build real relationships that reinforce your team stability. Start the process of your development before it’s too late. These are the essential people strategies that will allow you to continue expanding your business for the years to come.