Creating Environments Millennials Want To Work In

Leading Millennials

What does it take to get a millennial to want to come work in your organization? That’s the question that goes through the minds of many leaders.

It’s a fearful question. Thankfully, this question can also be answered.

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We’re going to look at what it takes to make an environment millennials want to work in. It’s going to look different than what you may have worked in before or even want to work in.

Creating Environments Millennials Want To Work In

How do we answer the question of what kind of environment do millennials want to work in? It’s easy. You take a look at what motivates and makes millennials want to work.

You do this, you will engage the millennial generation at work.

To create an environment millennials want to work in, you will have to:

What If Work-Life Balance Was Actually This?

Through my writing on work-life balance, I’ve come to ponder something about this sought-after concept. Balancing your work life and your personal life sounds amazing.

You have all the time you need to work. To play. To spend time with your family.

Could happiness be what work-life balance is all about?

But is this truly possible? Can we balance everything we want with everything we must do? And, if we can’t, is there something more than work-life balance?

I think I’ve come to a new conclusion. Work-life balance isn’t about having a perfect life. Instead, it’s more about doing the things you need to do.

This leads to something else. This leads to happiness.

Could Work-Life Balance Be Happiness?

Yes, you have to find a semblance of balance in your life. You can’t be all work and no play. You also can’t be all play and no work.

How Being Thankful Will Change Your Perspective On Life

You’ve been there. You’re getting ready to head into the office when your baby boy begins to scream his pretty little head off.

Ugh! You’ve had it. He knows how to pull your strings and get you to react. And you do.

Be thankful, change your life

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You turn around and walk back through the door. You pick little Billy up. All while telling him it’s going to be okay.

While you’re angry you had to go back into the house, you also realize something. You’re a father. You’re holding a beautiful baby in your hands. That baby, he’s yours!

Your level of thankfulness for your screaming boy may not be at its height when you have to deal with tantrums and outbursts. Yet when things calm down, your gratitude, your thankfulness begin to return. You realize just how lucky you are to have him in your life.

Choosing What Matters In Life

Work/Life Balance

Your work-life balance often gets out of whack because of the choices you make throughout your day. You choose to stay late at the office impacts the time you have to spend with your family. Choosing to go out fishing with your boys changes the amount of time you can commit to volunteering at your local church.

Know what matters most to you in life

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Each and every decision you make reduces the amount of time you have to commit in another area of your life. This is why you have to choose what matters in your life.

Making A Choice

Your day is packed with activities. From running the corporate, or church, office to planning your child’s birthday party, to finding time with your spouse. Everything is calling for your attention.

But you can’t choose everything. If you did, you’d choose nothing.

Creating Behaviors That Will Give You Balance

Work-Life Balance

Discovering what will make your life balanced is easy. You have to take the time to figure out what is important to you and then you have to begin implementing changes to make this a reality.

This won’t happen unless you begin to change your daily habits. Habits that have been ingrained in you for months, years, maybe even decades. These habits are a part of who you are.

These habits will help you balance your life

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They’re what you do, day in and day out. They’ve been with you for a long time. Getting rid of them isn’t easy.

But you can get rid of the bad habits, the bad behaviors, and create a more balanced life.

Creating Behaviors That Will Give You Balance

What behaviors would make for a more balanced life? I’m glad you asked. We’re going to look at the behaviors you can adopt to bring balance into your life.