Millennials are now fully immersed in the workforce, and they bring with them new attitudes regarding corporate culture and methods of management. Typically, they focus less on hierarchy and are more interested in a collaborative, innovative atmosphere. This shift in ideology stems from many factors, including their education, parenting, and even a changing economy.
Many talking heads refer to Millennials as a force to reckon with and posit that we must turn our workplace upside down to satisfy them, but we need to take a step back. While it’s true Millennials do bring several new, unique cultural challenges, in the end little has changed. The best candidates of the millennial generation will work hard to achieve excellence while simultaneously helping to reshape and influence their workplace for the better.
For those business leaders who aim to recruit more Millennials without doing a complete 180 within their company, here are four key factors to consider:
Millennials may be stigmatized as lazy and noncommittal, but don’t believe the hype. Adjusting leadership style and embracing the evolving pool of employees (while still maintaining your core values) can help open business up to previously untapped opportunities through attracting innovative talent.
Stephen Wright is the Founder and President of Houston-based Wright Business Technologies.
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