Connection Over Compensation: Creating An Engaging Culture For Millennials
Engage Your People
The most important factor in keeping millennials engaged at work is authenticity. They want to be in an atmosphere where they can comfortably be who they actually are and celebrate their unique aspects and abilities.
As leaders, managers are now tasked with making millennials and all generations feel that being a part of their team is special. Each day they report to work, millennials need to know that their work matters and that they contribute to larger organizational goals. They’ll work harder understanding why objectives are assigned, and how their responsibilities align to the organization’s goals as a whole. The millennial mindset believes what they do today will contribute to who they become tomorrow. It’s the feeling of connection that fires up the millennial workforce. Some people are better connectors than others, but over time, all generations in the office will become more comfortable and benefit from the deep sense of collaboration.
More than title and compensation, millennials want autonomy, and they value deep social bonds through time with peers and developed relationships. If people understand and embrace their differences rather than control perspectives and foster uniformity, the millennial generation becomes most effective.
In this podcast, learn how to enable a connected community within the office, how to connect the dots between connection and high performance, how to hire for empathy rather than competition and bring people closer together – a positive shift in organization performance is sure to prevail.