On June 6th, Thomas Benedict (founder of InContext) and Jorinde Luchtmeijer (consultant at InContext and a millennial herself) were guests on BNR's ‘Werkverkenners' program. Listen here to the broadcast (in Dutch): "How to get the best from millennials?
Is your organization millennial proof?
Meeting these needs requires change in your organization. One that you may not want to see, but that millennials are already pointing out to you. Use that whetstone and tackle your own painful process. Make your organization an area where millennials can flourish and can add their value on many fronts.
Mission and values
Can you explain to your millennials how you contribute to society? What is your 'why'? Organization wide, as well as in tasks and processes. Formulate values, work from these values and demonstrate your values in your behavior.
Managing millennials calls for skilled leaders. The rigid authoritarian jacket has to be removed and replaced by an authentic sweater. Create the feedback culture that the millennial considers indispensable. Be open to learning from the millennial, as the millennial wants to learn from you.
Ensure development is available and ensure that the organization is open to input from millennials. Work on talent management, be transparent in choices and specify what is needed to take the next step.
Millennials are the whetstone for sharpening up leadership and the organization.
InContext would like to help you develop a reciprocal relationship with millennials. Each organization has its own development goals. We will chart out, together with you, how to set up your mission and values, leadership development and / or talent management with millennials more in mind, and how the millennials in your organization can flourish and contribute.