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Tips for Boomers Supervising Millennials

28 Jan 2017 | Posted Under Boomers

Millennials - kids born between 1980 and 2000 to the youngest Boomers - are now in the workforce full force.  And, in many cases, it's we Boomers who must supervise them.

And problems abound from the distinct differences in our styles:
  • They're buried in technology; we use it only when necessary
  • For us, the long view & planning are assets; they bounce all over the place with what seems to be little direction and no long-term goals
  • They want "work/life" balance; we can be workaholic'ish
  • For us, performance feedback is formal & planned; for them it's informal and expected often.
Sometimes you just want to break into the song "Kids...tell me what's the matter with kids today!!"
(that's from Bye-Bye Birdie BTW...)

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If you supervise members of this young generation, here's some ideas for how to make the experience far more productive*...
Read on

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