Why You Need to Coach and Train Your Millennials

By the year 2020, a University of North Carolina study suggests that millennials will make up 46 percent, or almost half, of the entire workforce in the United States.

This will necessitate a number of changes in both technology use and learning options, but perhaps the biggest change will be in the management of these workers.

As opposed to being “supervised” like previous generations, the millennial worker responds much better to being coached or mentored.

The millennial worker is used to constant feedback. The era of being seen but not heard for children gave way to a culture of child-centered households when the millennial children were born. Their baby boomer parents wanted to do things differently in life, and that included their approach to parenting. Constant, positive feedback, frequent learning opportunities masquerading as games and activities, and technological connections that allowed “checking in” several times a day were all part of the process.

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