The Millennial Age group was born between 1980 and 1998. Since they were touted with high prospects, Millennials are known to exhibit plenty of self-assurance and trust; they are greatly valued to any corporation. Millennials are engrossed on advancing themselves and flourish on acquiring fresh job skills, continuously setting new tasks to accomplish. Moreover, millennials are regarded as the “can do” generation, certainly not distressing about disappointment, as they view themselves as controlling the world and work surroundings.
Characteristics in the Workplace
According to Claps (2010), one of the major aspects of millennials is being team orientated, banding collectively to mingle in groups. In learning institutions, the millennials were educated using a complaisant learning technique. Consequently, they feel satisfied functioning in teams and desire to make friends with individuals in places of work. They trust working in teams can accomplish more and produce better end outcomes. Besides, millennials grew up in a multi-cultural setting that facilitates easier functioning with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Of every ability that Millennials present to the workstation, being technically savvy is their utmost proficiency contribution. They are continuously connected to various electronic gadgets or platforms while engaging in crucial projects. Social media platforms are viewed as the most noteworthy characteristic amongst millennials. They converse in snippets through platforms such as instant messaging, texting, Facebook, and e-mail. This sanctions them to associate with acquaintances globally at great promptness. The electronic abilities are astonishing.
Another characteristic of the Millennials is their desire for constant response and, specifically, commendations. They were regularly guaranteed their accomplishments and were acknowledged with awards for their achievements. In offering a crucial response, managers will require to first praise Millennials before listening to any criticism (Bright, 2020). Corporations shall be more prosperous in regularly providing performance indicators as compared to once each year.
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