#Nextchat: Millennial Influence


We get it. You’re tired of talking about Millennials.

But look around your workplace. How is this generation affecting your workplace culture? How have they affected the way you work? What changes has your organization made in the way it hires and operates in order to attract and accommodate millennial talent? 

As they slowly, but surely, become a workplace majority, organizations are grappling with the question of how to integrate the different ideas, skills, mannerisms and beliefs that this generation brings to the workplace.

Let’s flip the coin–how do Millennials feel about having to work with older adults who have outdated skills and Industrial-era mindsets? How do they feel about the myths with which their generation is continually being labeled?

In their article, “10 Millennial Myths Busted,” Blake McCammon and Kristen Overacre challenge the 10 most popular thoughts about young professionals, including trophies, perks, job hopping and work/life priorities.

Other myths include a lack of writing, verbal and interpersonal skills, as well as the etiquette required to get through a business lunch. Yet, wouldn’t that depend on if the business lunch is with Warren Buffett or Mark Zuckerberg?

Love ’em or hate ’em, this is the next generation of leaders who will be running–and transforming–our schools, our companies our government and our world. And one day–a Millennial may be your boss–if you have one at all by then. 

Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on May 20 for #Nextchat with Blake McCammon (@rblake). We’ll chat about Millennials from every generational perspective–and turn some tables to understand about how Millennials feel about working with older generations.

Q1. What are Millennials’ positive traits?

Q2. Where do you feel that Millennials are struggling in the workplace?

Q3. What changes has your organization made in the way it hires and operates in order to accommodate Millennials?

Q4. How has Millennials’ influence in the workplace affected the way you work?

Q5. What do Millennial managers find most difficult about dealing with older employees?

Q6. How can Millennial bosses coach older employees and facilitate a harmonious workplace?

Q7. What advice would you give Millennial managers who work with Baby Boomers and Generation Xers?

Q8. Are employers missing potentially great employees because of a reverse age discrimination due to Millennial myths?

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Be sure to catch Blake McCammon’s Smart Stage session in the Connection Zone at the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. 

Attract and Engage the Next Gen Workforce: How to Hire Millennials & Gen Z and Why it Matters

06/30/2015 10:20 AM - 10:38 AM | Connection Zone







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