You Heard Right, Millennials Want to be Coached

You Heard Right, Millennials Want to be Coached

Millennials Want to be Coached A recent article out of Harvard Business Review reveals what millennials want at work – millennials want to be coached. SuccessFactors, a cloud-based business execution software company, conducted a study in 2014 in partnership with Oxford Economics that found 1,400 millennials want to be coached and want more feedback from their business managers. They found that millennials in the workforce want feedback at least once a month compared to non-millennials who do not need as much feedback. Through their conversations with hundreds of milliennials, SuccessFactors and Oxford Economics learned that millennials want to be coached for their own personal development, not necessarily more managerial direction. So, as a business manager, your role is expanding beyond your daily managerial duties and into coaching. You need to be prepared to evolve to meet the needs of millennials, because in five years, millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce. That’s 80 million millennials, according to LifeHealthPro. The Hartford’s 2014 Millennial Leadership Survey found 83 percent of millennials consider themselves to be a leader while 73 percent aspire to be leaders in the next five years. Millennials want to be coached AND want to lead in the workplace. Most of their current leadership resides in community organizations, school groups and sports teams. 4 Tactics for Coaching Your Employees To help millennials and other employees get on the track that they aspire to be on, use these four tactics: Build a Relationship– Having a strong relationship with your coworker builds trust and is healthy for the workplace. You don’t need to go to happy hour every week to...