This infograph created by Michael C Fina accurately depicts many misconceptions in the workplace today. While debunking the myths, it also simultaneously highlights the importance of employee engagement and its key role for maintaining a powerful staff. Having intangible rewards that give employees incentives makes for a higher return on investment and creates an environment of happy campers. Treating each individual equally and applauding their accomplishments are just a few suggestions to becoming an effective and amiable boss.
This is especially true with millennials, who are often depicted as unmotivated and uncommitted. As the fifth graph shows, a millennial’s dream boss is a mentor who is open minded and treats others equally. If that is done, millennials will look up to their boss in admiration and respect and want to impress them. An effort put in on the boss’s side will result in having a mutually beneficial and effective work relationship with his/her employees. Finding the perfect balance of when to be socially equal and when to be a leader will create an ambiance that everyone looks forward to entering daily. An employee who continually shows respect will naturally reciprocate that, both on and off the clock.
We would like to hear from you. What do you think are some good ways to engage the millennial workforce?