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What do you need to know about a Millennial…?


I am from Generation X, delivering workshops now to Millennials.  What do I need to know?   Do I believe all the stories about short attention span, lack of commitment and even the word “lazy”.

As a facilitator you guide the thinking in the room and you would never categorise people, so do I need to understand a Millenial.  Always keen to upskill I attended a workshop delivered by Alice Burks of Adaptis and this is my summary of what I learnt:-

  • What is a Millenial? = born between 1980 – 2000
  • Interested in career waves not career ladders
  • They develop themselves for industry not a company
  • Very good at knowledge harvesting
  • Ongoing learning is crucial
  • Want to be developed and stay
  • Project variety
  • Promotion
  • Top values for Millenials are:
    • money
    • security
    • time off
    • people
  • Don’t like being told
  • Reverse mentoring – believe knowledge is everywhere
  • Millenials want to lead

The list is refreshing as it is not that dissimiliar to our own generation and certainly as a Facilitator they would be the group you would want in the room.

In summary Millenials have come of age during a financial crisis, they are more connected with a global network and have been immersed in technological change. They want to be able to work in a way that suits their lifestyle and as leaders will encourage flexibility.  Ideally they desire personal values to be aligned with company values.

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