Millennials Expect More Structure from Work Environment

A recent employee recognition study of over 800 respondents found that those 25 and under want the most structure to their work.

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The study found that those 25 and under want the most structure to their work. This group was most inclined to agree with the statement “To be productive, I need to be told not only what to do but how to do it.”

On a scale of 1-5, with 5.0 most preferred those 25 and under scored 2.8 compared to 2.1 for all respondents. Preference for structure decreased with age.

According to Cindy Ventrice, author of Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works ”It is important to note that, even though millennials have the greatest desire for structure of any age group, as a group they are basically neutral in their preference. This means that many millennials, while inexperienced, do not want to be told how to do their jobs.”

Ventrice recommends that managers and supervisors adopt a results-oriented coaching model for both delegation and reinforcement:

  • Set goals,
  • Ask questions,
  • Aid the employee in developing a plan,
  • Set milestones,
  • Check in frequently,
  • And offer lots of positive feedback!

About the author:
Cindy Ventrice is the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works and the companion guide Recognition Strategies that Work. She has been quoted in The New York Times, Harvard Business Update, Workforce Magazine and on CNBC. She has worked with managers in 14 countries and has helped hundreds of organizations improve employee morale and loyalty through effective recognition strategies.

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My name is Cindy Ventrice. I am the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works and the companion guide Recognition Strategies That Work.

My work has been quoted in The New York Times, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Workforce Magazine, and Tim Sanders' book The Likeability Factor.


Visit my website www.maketheirday.com today!


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