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Your Employee Matters


By December 1, 2012No Comments

I’ve read numerous books and watched webinars about managing younger workers. Here’s a summary of the key points to remember:

  1. Don’t micromanage them. A better approach is to be very clear about the outcomes you’re looking for and allow these employees to play a part in figuring out how to get there. Get them to define and own success benchmarks.
  2. Allow them to share their ideas. Even if they’re young and new. Many of their parents raised them to be their peers or friends, so they will expect the same from you.
  3. They can expect to be acknowledged and rewarded for participation. So do that.
  4. Remember when you were young? Make it fun!

As Millennial work expert Blake Cavignac reminds us: “Remember, you raised us!”