When a company wants to make a benchmark comparison, it is usually on at least one of the following factors: how does my company’s satisfaction, engagement, or culture survey results compare to other companies in my industry; how does an external candidate compare to my group of people within the department I am looking to hire him or her into; or the organization’s current performance to past performance.
As both consultants and managers, we know first-hand that the rise and fall of organizations over the next decade will be determined largely by the performance of the Millennial generation. If we are going to drive business forward over the next 10 years, then the business landscape must evolve into a Millennial Landscape—one that maximizes motivation, engagement, and retention. To do this, we must uncover the natural tendencies and personalities of Millennials, as a group and as individuals. As the business landscape changed to accommodate Generation X, so too must it change for the Millennials.