Tag "Millennials"

Fight it young

According to a research study report by Chestnut Global Partners India and SHRM India, chronic, and lifestyle-related health issues are growing rapidly among the so-called ‘Young India workforce’. It is predicted that by 2025, India will have more than 57 percent of the population suffering from diabetes.1 Another study by the Mental Health Foundation revealed that millennials joining the workforce felt more under pressure at work than their baby boomer colleagues, with 28 percent stating that working through stress was expected in their job.2 Arianna Huffington founded Thrive Global to eradicate stress from organizations by providing science-based solutions. In an exclusive interview with The Smart Manager, Dr Marcus Ranney sheds light on workplace stress for millennials and how organizations can enhance productivity by prioritizing individual
well-being.

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Dive deep

‘Generation gap’ has always been a hard reality. It is then intriguing why there is so much talk only about millennials. Perhaps, because the differences are more stark—globalization, technological advancements, and social media have shaped their minds and lives in a totally different manner. Unfortunately, many organizations fail to understand and accept this. They perceive millennials as a puzzle and while attempting to engage them, try to fit them into the straitjacket of an old order. As Dr Debashish Sengupta points out, understand the core of Ys before engaging them.

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Break down barriers

In You Can’t Google It! The Compelling Case for Cross-Generational Conversations at Work, Phyllis Weiss Haserot writes, “I have seen tensions, frustrations, misunderstandings, disconnects and unnecessary divides develop among age cohorts at work. And it’s unnecessary, avoidable, and costs organizations money, talent, and clients/customers.”
Organizations should promote and foster cross-generational communication as it is key to productivity and profitability.

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