During a recent panel discussion where Millennials shared their views with one company’s leaders, they expressed their desire for work-life balance and continuous learning and growth.
The group told a room of Baby Boomers and GenXers that if they’re not growing and developing, they are more likely to leave. Doing the same thing every day is a big turnoff. They value experiencing new things, variety, being involved, inclusiveness and opportunities to provide input.
Millennials also said that overtime pay is not enough of an incentive to give up their personal time. They believe that if they’re working smarter, the need for overtime diminishes. They believe bosses who are more reactive than proactive, or those who fear asking necessary questions of their higher-ups, are to blame for increased overtime and decreased productivity. To their way of thinking, asking questions would result in better planning, greater efficiency and less reworking of completed tasks.