Managing millennials is an emerging hot topic in workplaces. Evolution of workforce and adapting to new roles overtime are the  challenges posed to CALMACAVAR members during the learning session conducted by NCMB-CAR on October 13, 2017.

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According to the resource speaker, Mr. Robert Belda of Grab Baguio, studies revealed that millennials, also known as Generation Y or Gen Y are the only generation group that does not practically link organizational commitment with work culture.  They use to balance several happenings such as teams, friends, and philanthropic activities and desire life away from work.

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Mr. Belda told the participants that Gen Ys think of work differently. They  need to be understood using a managerial lens that will focus on their qualities. “Let us look into the bigger picture of the person. We have to see the inner aspect of him, not just his physical traits because sometimes appearance is misleading,” he advised.

Millennials often want to know why their bosses want them to do such things.  This feeds them into understanding their place in a situation or the need to value what they do. Likewise, this generation prefers honest feedbacks. They choose to listen to reactions or comments on their accomplishments and expects rewards in return.

Generation Y are considered the digital natives, having grown up with computers, internets and gadgets. With this, managers should afford them leverage to technology. Introduce and provide them with the tools, in return they will give the best result. “Make your millennial employees happy, appreciate their work, after all, you are building the foundation for the superior workforce you desire” he said.

Maggie B. Balagtey