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Managing the New Generation by Carolin Rekar Munro

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Exploring Gen Y's needs and expectations

More than any other generation in history, Gen Y is coming into the workforce with more advanced academic credentials, greater technological competency than their supervisors and coworkers, higher expectations that their skills and talents will be rewarded, and higher expectations that others will accommodate their workplace needs and expectations.

Can you live up to Gen Y's expectations?

From you, as their supervisor, Gen Y expects support and clear instructions on projects, yet they want autonomy to chart their own path and pace to achieve their goals (Yeaton, 2007). In your communication with them, they favor messages that are delivered with charisma and humor (Morton, 2002). They also expect regular and ...

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