Gen Y

Three truths about Gen Y

  1. They’re used to a fast pace.  Gen Y grew up in a world of instant communication and 500 cable TV channels.  Keep them busy, so they don’t have a chance to get bored.
  2. They’re unimpressed by titles.  A Gen Y worker may feel perfectly comfortable calling your CEO with a question.  You want to encourage their open approach, but remind them to keep you in the loop about what they’re doing.
  3. They’re collaborative.  Your Generation Y employees are used to interacting with their friends in real time.  You can use this to build teamwork, but don’t be afraid to draw boundaries when necessary.

(Adapted from the Money Control website)

I’m often asked during my seminar based on “Bridging the Gen Gaps” to speak up for the Y Generation.  So here it is … The Y’s will create an incredible and new world of effective and efficiency leading the following generation into their world of thinking.  Together they will be the change artists with the capability to re-establish world balance.
If you are a Gen Y you may be asking yourself if you are getting a bad rap by being labeled as self serving.  Please respond with your thoughts and set the record straight!  If you are not a Gen Y – what do you think?
Quote … “Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise.  View life as a continuous learning experience.” – Denis “Waitley