Key to Managing Millennials for Managers

29 Aug, 2016 / by Christina Bowser


Attracting, motivating, and managing Millennials requires more than sprinkling employment ads with promises of fun and flexibility. Managers need to understand how this workforce group is different from previous ones.


Guest: Markku Kauppinen, president and CEO of Extended DISC North America Inc., helps executives make better decisions about their employees, teams, and organization. During this webinar he will focus on managing millennials more effectively.

Host: Christina Bowser, Senior Trainer at Extended DISC North America Inc., works with trainers and clients on how to understand the basics of DISC and how to utilize the DISC assessments with employees and clients.

4 Strategies for Success

In this 30 minute webinar Markku shares 4 effective and simple strategies for success for managers who work with Millennials.

  1. Identify the organization’s style.
  2. Don’t jump to conclusions based on negative stereotypes.
  3. Equip all managers to adjust their communication styles in order to deal more effectively with all employees.
  4. Have Millennials partner with those in other age groups, such as Baby Boomers and Gen X colleagues.

Implications for Managers

Millennials and all employees communicate in diverse ways. The organization's direct line of communication comes through the individual's direct manager. As the saying goes, employees don’t quit their companies; they quit their bosses. To limit costly turnover—and help all employees succeed—managers need to understand people’s communication styles and interact with them accordingly. Can managers and organizations afford not to?

Provide Managers with The Right Tools

Successful companies are aware of this trend and are adjusting their approach to management and leadership accordingly. Forward-thinking strategy includes equipping managers with information that helps them communicate more effectively with employees of all generations.

This webinar is a great accompaniment to the article LEADING MILLENNIALS: WHAT EVERY MANAGER NEEDS TO KNOW as seen in Training Magazine

Contact us for the accompanying Leading Millennials Power Point presentation.

Topics: Success, DISC, Strategies, Webinar, Leadership

Christina Bowser

Written by Christina Bowser