Judy Garland’s line from “The Wizard Oz” could appropriately capture the feeling of many leaders when it comes to managing millennials in the workplace-it’s a whole new world!
Millennials, or Generation Y (those born between 1982 and 1995), are rapidly becoming a greater share of the workforce. Some studies estimate that by 2025 they will comprise 75 percent of the working population.
Like each generation before them, they bring a unique blend of attitudes, traits and characteristics that define how they “show up” at work. Building trust with this generation and taking advantage of their strengths in the workplace is a pressing priority for today’s leaders.