If you are a Baby Boomer or a Gen-X’er, then the Millennial generation has probably puzzled, bewildered, and perhaps even frustrated you. Smart, self-confident and savvy, these young people question everything, demand instant gratification, and are not accustomed to being denied what they desire. If you came before them, you likely believe in the “respect for elders” and “reward comes from effort” maxims, so their attitudes can be both exasperating and maddening. Yet, like it or not, numbering 68 million in the United States and 6.5 million in Canada, the Millennial demographic is a growing tsunami that is permanently changing the shoreline of workplaces across North America. In this content-rich and entertaining workshop, Merge outlines the factors that shaped this generation, what immense strengths they can bring to your organization, and perhaps most importantly, how you can tap into this motherlode of innovation and tenacity. The Millennials can take your organization to the next level of success IF you can figure out how to harness their potential!
Note to organizers:
Increasingly, your employees, customers and other stakeholders are going to be from the Millennial demographic. Do you understand exactly how they think and act differently from the generations before them? And are you changing the way you communicate, work with and lead them? If not, you should be! In this fast-paced, content-rich and highly entertaining keynote, you will:
- Gain a greater insight into the factors that have shaped the Millennial generation
- Identify their common characteristics and explore the immense strengths they can bring to your associations
- Hear real-life examples of what happens when you ignore this demographic
- Find out how to tap into their values and achieve success (differently)
- Learn six specific ways to attract, keep and lead Millennials
If you plan a lot of conferences and events then you may be thinking “been there, done that” when it comes to this topic. Think again! This topic is even more relevant today than it was five years ago. As growing numbers of Millennials enter the workforce, the rift between the generations continues to widen and deepen. And leaders everywhere are more desperate than ever for solutions. As a front-line leader with first-hand experience, Merge brings not only a fresh, relevant and credible perspective to these issues, but she also offers specific and practical answers to the tough questions that leaders everywhere are asking.
Main themes: leadership, Generation Y, managing young people, human resources of the future