Millennials start with social norms, not sophisticated business ideas when they come into the work place. As a small business owner, how do you get this group of young professionals to work together with your team of more seasoned people?
On this week’s Dirty Secrets of Small Business, Jack Mencinin and Adam Sonnhalter who are also business coaches with their business Maximum Value Partners tackle this thorny question of getting everyone to work and play nice together in the work environment.
Change is uncomfortable for people in working and dealing with Millennials. It is reconciling the norms to our changing culture.
As often we do, we tend to look internally at our clients who say that Millennials are the problem. Yes, they have faults, but we encourage these business owners to take a look at technology and what it is doing to business these days. The aspect of having people work at home because technology lets you be available and be able to work remotely. But this can be tough to those individuals who are use to seeing their employee and believe that they are really working when they are doing it remotely.
It will take a dedicated effort on the part of the owner to realize that their employees can be very productive by working remotely.
Millennials want to be involved with the company and the goal setting. It makes perfect sense to share the financial info of the company and have everyone be on the same page to achieve success.
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