Lately the issue of how to motivate and lead the newest crop of college graduates (the millennials, I believe they are called) has been top of mind for some of my baby boomer clients. And I've had the chance to talk with a few 20-somethings who are struggling with how to work with us older folks.
This is an important thing to get right. There are far fewer of these young workers than there were when we baby boomers graduated from college. Competition will be stiff for the really good ones. If you want to attract and retain the best, you will want to know more about what floats a 24 year old's boat.
Wanting to learn more myself, I turned to LinkedIn and asked, "If you are 20-something, what would you advise a 50-something manager about how to help you engage in the organization, flourish and contribute?" Here's what I learned.