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Next-Generation Strategies – Invest in Training


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By Tom Davidson

Strategy #6 for Motivating and Mobilizing the Next Generation

Return to Micromanaging – For Generation-X, micromanaging was the 8th Deadly Sin, but most MIllennials need and want crystal clear expectations, structure, guidelines, direction, and a constant sense of connection and progress. Stay in very close touch without “handholding.” Here is what you can do:

1. Don’t count on open-door policies of the past; you have to be more proactive than in the past

2. Put standing weekly 1-on-1s on the calendar to check progress, offer help and redirect if needed

3. Conduct informal check-ins daily, some more frequently than others and frame them as coaching sessions to learn on the job and keep things on track


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