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Ways to quickly engage millennial staff who’ve become disconnected since working from home.
Dealing with a micromanager, losing a sense of purpose and silencing that inner critic are just a few examples of challenges young employees face in your business right now.
Chances are, your workplace and teams have experienced disruption like no other.
Now, as the dust settles (albeit slightly) it seems like some of those niggling challenges are rearing their heads again.
The problem is, how do you keep up with addressing a workforce’s changing needs without impacting your quality of learning?
Every month, we check in with our community of awesome learners to understand what they need help with and what’s getting in the way of their professional development.
The community is made up of those new to the workplace. They come to us to develop confidence when starting a new job, going for a promotion or preparing for a difficult conversation.
3 Content Ideas to Engage Your Remote Millennial Teams
Here are content ideas to engage your teams, all of which you can add to your online portal or learning management system.
- Videos around taking on employee’s number 1 challenge: micro-management
You may have had issues with managers who weren’t confident with the people management part of their roles pre-COVID.
It seems remote working has made micromanagement worse for some.
There’s been an increase in managers checking up on their teams more often, more pressure for faster turnaround times, and frustration from employees who are unclear about what’s expected from them.
The result is staff working longer hours, concerned that if they don’t they’ll be at risk of losing their job. And of course, poor relations with their manager which, if not dealt with, could end up hurting attrition later on when they’re confident enough to hand in their notice.
Share video content for new managers to know what signals to look out for so you can foster relationships.
From an employee perspective, you may want to check out the interview we did with Tim Roberts, How do I stop my boss from micromanaging me? for exercises and ideas.
- Reconnect staff who’ve lost inspiration with updated career development plans
That big project has been put on hold.
The internship you were all really looking forward to has disappeared.
Functions have been made redundant, and with it, friendships have become distanced.
Many of your people, in some cases, are doing a very different role to what they signed up for.
They’re also grieving.
They’re missing their desk buddies, the tricks they play on one another, the elation that comes when they have the same idea as their work wives.
It seems that this disruption has left some to ask themselves why they do what they do. Or, if they’ve been put on furlough, they’re questioning their abilities. They’re losing their sense of purpose.
Here, we suggest engaging with their personal development plans. If they have goals to work towards, this may motivate them and engage them.
But get in there quickly. Because as well as competing with things like burn out, HR teams are increasingly having to deal with other challenges such as Bore Out.
- Get clued up on the different, emerging mental health issues effecting your people
Working in your bedroom, alone, in silence.
You think to yourself, ‘woah, I spend 16 hours a day in this one room’.
Email responses from colleagues have started to seem a bit blunt. Your manager has gone quiet.
Working from home can foster the feelings of imposter syndrome. For some, it’s getting worse.
The inner critic that was telling them they’re not good enough is getting louder. Remote working, and that lack of feedback and interaction with teams is making their imposter syndrome worse.
Unfortunately, we all know that as debilitating as imposter syndrome is, it can really impact productivity levels. We recently wrote about this very topic: why has my imposter syndrome got worse?
Invite speakers to run lunchtime sessions tackling feelings of imposter syndrome within your teams, as well as the ability to check in on employees.
You could also see how imposter syndrome presents itself differently within people and create tailored programmes for better engagement.
These are just a few LMS content ideas to engage your remote millennial teams. Feel free to share yours below!