Small business

How to Manage Millennial and Gen Z Employees

How many different generations do you have working as employees at your small business? These days, it’s not uncommon to count three or possibly even four distinct generational groups among the people on your team. When hiring these days, the bulk of your applicants are likely to be millennials (those born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s) or from Generation Z (born around or after the mid-1990s). If you’re not either of those groups, perhaps you’re part of Generation X (born between the mid-1960s to early 1980s), or a Baby Boomer (born between 1946 and the mid-1960s). Between such a range of ages, distinct differences in tastes and preferences are inevitable. And in much the same way that not everyone on your staff enjoys the same kind of music, employees from different generations are likely to respond better, or worse, to different management and leadership styles......