This week we are focusing on millennial employees and the younger generations in our workplace. Ready or not they are the future of our workforce. Featured guest, Jethro Lloyd, CEO of iLAB, shares his take on how to engage millennials and why we’re thinking about them all wrong.
- Focus on humanizing your communication. Don’t forget it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. I encourage you to think through how you’re communicating as a whole whether it’s general communications or the more touchy subjects that obviously need more intimate communication around them. Really focusing on how big communication is and how it can impact your organization.
- Allow for on one-to one-interaction. I know that as a CEO or president, you can’t be everywhere all the time. However, you can encourage your leaders to be more proactive with one-on-one time with the people on their team. Empower your managers or leaders to do the same thing so that you can really scale the opportunity and make the impact.
- Embrace authenticity. Be authentic regularly, especially in the world of millennials and the younger generations, they want to know the real you. The bottom line and all of that we try very hard to be connected to our people but we sometimes forget how much of an impact just talking about our weekends or sharing some kind of just vulnerability. I just encourage you to do more and more of that.