Millennials expect a digital environment
In other words, if you want a millennial to know about it, it’s got to be available online somewhere. So if you’re expecting them to share and build ideas, there has to be an online suggestion box for them to do so.
Millennials love transparency
Millennials know the power of their own voice and they want to hear the voices of others. Instead of making decisions behind closed doors, find ways to communicate publicly. This might be an expectation that has been set by social media, but it also allows for more collaboration and force multiplication of support and resources.
Millennials don’t want to be put in a box.
If, in the past, employees were defined by their job description – millennials instead prefer for their job to defined their purpose. That means even if they work in marketing, they’d like the freedom to help folks in product, operations, and beyond. The barriers between departments are dissolving and that is allowing for more collaboration and diversity.
Millennials love the ability to move fast.
It’s not that they want to change everything. They want to test concepts and iterate – take what works and leave what’s already working as it is. So don’t change everything today, but try new ideas as soon as possible and then learn from them.
So how are you empowering millennial ideation at your organization?