Since I have 4 millennials in my 6-member team, I am interested in this topic. I found some interesting points in an article by Asha Bhandarker in Indian Management, which are jotted below:
Gen Y has been termed as selfish, disloyal, careerist, low commitment to organization, materialistic and money-minded.
Study by MDI, India found that millennials want
-freedom for experimentation
-opportunities to take initiatives
-encouraging idea generation and innovation
-appreciation of performance
-recognition and rewards
-fairness and transparency at workplace
-opportunity for growth and development
They are concerned about the style and behaviour of the executives they report to.
They look to work with those seniors who are humble and listening , accessible and available, empowering in approach as well as favourable.
A leader who is a good mentor and develops people by giving them valid and honest feedback.
Who is smart and clear thinker
An inspiring role model
Able to bring people together and build a team
Instead millennials have typically reported to executives who have been imposing, critical, ordering rather than guiding along with being close minded and rigid.