Millennials are extremely talented and efficient in the way they approach business tasks. Because of their constant and consistent experience with FAST technology, they have little patience and no respect for cumbersome, inefficient ways of doing things
So the corporate world needs to bring these talented young professionals into the board rooms, the conference rooms and the strategic meetings to share their observations and ideas for improving the business proposition.
Yes, someone needs to do the repetitive, ‘entry-level’ work in any business. But taking an educated, driven millennial and placing them in a secluded work environment in front of a computer all day is guaranteed to result in a lost worker and the need to hire and train someone new again. The size of today’s workforce is simply not large enough to keep turning over qualified employees.
Corporate American needs to balance the repetitive work with high-level, strategic projects so millennials can use their gifts to make a difference. In addition, millennials will recognize that the company they work for respects their intelligence, talent, and experience.
Randall “Randy” Blum is a business strategy consultant and CEO at Randall Blum Insight Consulting, where he undertakes research and directs training for managers. One of Randy Blum’s main research focuses involves millennial workers and professionals: what drives them and what makes them feel satisfied in their jobs.
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