Millennials are changing the very definition of the word “work” – A fundamental shift in the way our economy functions.

Posted by | December 29, 2015 | Talent and Gen Integration | No Comments

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They see themselves as having the power to make choices — and their decision to work in one place or another is about finding value, not just the posh apartment on the East side. They see themselves as independent actors, even when they’re employed.

But it’s not just independence they expect and seek but Meaningful Independence. They want to have the ability to pursue their passions and use their skills to help their local communities, secure in the knowledge that they’re connected to people, groups, and institutions that have their back. Meaningful Independence is also about having the time and energy to engage with the things that matter to you — like your art, your friends, or your family.

Tied in with a Meaningful Independence is the strong sense of purpose. As I mentioned already, Millennials want to see that they are working for a greater purpose – a purpose other than a salary, benefits and creating a profit for shareholders. This is where B Corps fit in beautifully… It’s not just retailers that shall take notice of B Corp certification, it can also be a game changer for consumers and investors. The B Corp, or “For Benefit” corporation, is redefining fiduciary responsibility, governance, ownership and stakeholder relationships in light of an equal increase in stewardship and sustainability obligations by businesses, government and consumers. Millennials also look to businesses to drive innovation and enable progress. They expect business to be good for individuals by offering employment, and to have a positive impact on wider society.

Business, particularly in developed markets, will need to make significant changes to attract and retain the future workforce, especially since only 28 percent of Millennials feel that their current organization is making full use of their skills –  They will not accept just being another chair-filler. Do you have a program in place that integrate this shift so that you do not loose talent but attract even more and produce results greater than ever?

About Inspiring Result

I am a thought leader who want to live in a world where people feel excited about doing what they choose to do, fulfilled and in a place where there is room to reach the level of success desired; enjoy laughter, loved ones and fulfilling conversations. I am a Success Coach, with close to two decades of experience with a background in traditional counseling, Sport Psychology and a degree in Strategic Interventions from Robbins-Madenas Training Center. I've been applauded for my straight forward, warm approach working with a range of clients from many high profile regulars, organizations to the 'girl next door'. When I'm not immersed in my coaching world I can be found on adventure with my family, in the barn with our horses or burying my toes in the sand. Integrating what I believe in every single area of my life, I do not try to balance the mythical scales so that work and family demands and rewards are exactly even. Rather, I trying to understand this: Accurately assessing the nature of [one's] own personalities, sense of self-identity, and the degree of control over work and family lives is crucial to finding satisfaction. Balance is not the goal, a healthy prioritized integration is. My work has been a warm welcome into many busy lives and is offered as a structured one on one program, workshops and educational sessions on a consulting basis, talking about how to successfully identify and reach goals by strategically gaining clarity. Currently I'm passionately working on integrating generations in today's workforce; creating a business culture where talent is retained and can thrive, not only Millennial talent but all talent throughout the organization! As your strategist, I am driven by your results and your success!

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