How do you lead a workforce that attracts young professionals who have many, different types of professional passions and goals?
The younger generation values experience above other aspirations. Where the signature of the Greatest Generation was institutional fidelity, Millennials and those in Gen Z are interested in pursuing a range of different experiences throughout their lifetime.
Over the last several years, this country saw a greater turnover of the workforce than any other time in its history. With an overabundance of online content at their fingertips, young professionals have the ability and interest to learn new skills quickly, moving through different subject matters with ease. If you’re an entrepreneur or an innovator, perhaps you can relate to the Millennial fascination with the new and the next.
What does it look like to harness the desire to pursue new ideas and interests rather than stifle it? At OneHope, the leadership fosters flexibility with our team, seeking to cultivate and encourage passions. That often means allowing young leaders to transition to a new job on a different team. Personally, I would rather a promising leader make multiple moves within our OneHope family than to move outside of it.
The search for meaningful work and valuable experiences is a trend that isn’t going away. How do you empower your employees to grow? How can the culture of your organization encourage the passions of its employees?