We Finally Tackle the Big Millennial Debate – How Different Are We?

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A recent article from the Harvard Business Review brings to light a subject that has been debated among employees, employers and HR experts for years now — just how different are millennials and do we need a different management style? HBR’s Amy Gallo did some investigating into the most common statements made about millennials and if there is actually any truth there. She gathered information from management experts and studies that generally say that millennials aren’t that different after all.

Marissa Brassfield (founder and CEO of Ridiculously Efficient Inc.) and I broke the HBR article into pieces and offered our take on the whole millennial conversation, as millennials ourselves. See our responses to the comments below.

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Bridging the Generational Gap by Engaging Employees

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The workforce is quickly changing, but not all leaders have been keeping up. Many teams are made up of different generations, causing a gap in how they communicate, learn and produce work. The key is to ensure that all employees are engaged and that the workplace is one which fosters communication, creativity and is open to different styles of thinking.

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Engaging Millennials Using Social Learning Communities [Infographic]

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Keeping employees engaged is an on-going challenge employers struggle with. Looking for ways to engage millennial employees is an even bigger challenge. Millennials are fluent in digital media and are as committed to company goals as the rest of their coworkers, which is a trait employers should recognize. The infographic below from Peoplefluent outlines a few ways companies can engage millennials.

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Ancile CEO Frank Lonergan Talks Maximizing the Potential of Millennials [Interview]

Frank Lonergan, CEO of ANCILE Solutions
Frank Lonergan, CEO of ANCILE Solutions

Millennials have become a major part of the workforce, but not all managers are equipped with the right tools to successfully lead this generation. ANCILE Solutions is a software company that helps businesses increase productivity and overall efficiency. CEO Frank Lonergan has seen firsthand how many managers and companies have struggled with millennial hires and overall employee engagement. Lonergan, the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Maryland award winner, shares his insights with us in the interview below.

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