What Kind of Changes Do Millennials Want?
Millennials want more flexible work hours, feeling that it’s pointless to adhere to a strict 9 to 5 schedule if they can still get their work done without being chained to a desk all day. They also want to work for companies that have strong values and make a positive impact on society.
If 75% of the workforce by 2025 will be made up of millennials, where do you think the largest source of revenue will come from for businesses? Let’s harness millennials as ‘reverse mentors’ in the ongoing transformational process.
Millennials don’t want to get the same old career advice from the 70’s and 80’s. They want untapped access to key people, as well as specific advice based on what’s actually happening with the company and the industry.
“The Randstad survey found that 52 percent of millennials want a superior who listens to and respects their ideas and opinions.”
This relationship can be developed into a ‘reverse mentorship’, where the two parties help each other; it’s not a one-sided arrangement in which only the mentor provides the guidance, but it works both ways. Innovative ideas are a millennials silver bullet to help companies grow.
Millennials want to make a real impact in this world, make a difference. They are very valuable to any transformation process.
They want to positively impact customers, their colleagues, business projects and the community at large. Recognition for them is the old way of thinking and has little impact on their career. They desire to change and will lead the way.
This also leaves a window of opportunity to structure a business in order to capitalize on their passion, curiosity, creativity and lead the way for the transformation process.
“Millennials are becoming the driving force in today’s business and will lead the way in transformation”.
Traditionally, mentorship programs have been set up by HR, and younger employees were matched with managers or executives who then performed sets of check-in meetings and evaluations during a given time period, up to a whole year.
Millennials are definitely changing the way business transformation is developing companies by disrupting the old way of mentoring and thinking in the industry.
Here’s what they really want: better, faster, and more effective mentor programs, making a difference in our future, and care about sharing their passion & innovation ideas to build up companies from within.
Companies that hire need to leave room for new ideas to their careers to engage millennials more and champion them to lead the transformational process of companies and businesses. Take a wild guess who will lead the next generation once they dominate the workforce.