Essay on Motivation Of A Millennial Workforce

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Motivation of Millennial Workforce
Overview
Millennial Generation, or the so-called generation Y usually refers to the Americans who were born between the 1980s and the early 2000s. Nowadays, there are about 95 million Millennials living in this country, and over 60% of whom are becoming the main workforce in the current market (Winograd and Hais 1). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, by the end of this year, 36% of the U.S. workers will be Mllennials; moreover, this number will reach 46% by 2020 (Brack 2).
Millennials are growing up with high technologies so they become tech-savvy multi-taskers. Also, they often work in teams whether in sport activities or academic projects, a process that helps them become team players and collaborators (Brack 4). Compared to the previous generation, growing up in an age of information explosion, many Millennials are more educated and informed now and they have different views of the world. In particular, success, happiness, and belief have different meanings to them. Thus, there may be some misunderstandings between Millennials and the previous generation, especially when both generations work together on the same project (Brack 2). It is time for senior management teams to change their management style to motivate the Millennials because the world will finally become theirs and they will gradually replace baby boomers in the workplace.
The Hierarchy of Needs
Before discussing how to motivate the Millennials in the workplace, it…

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