Nationwide Study from Bridge Shows Millennials and Non-Millennials Agree on What Makes a Good Leader at Work
Findings Debunk Assumption that Millennials and Non-Millennials Disagree About Workplace Issues
- Millennials and non-millennials alike value trustworthiness the most in a manager, with 59 percent of millennials and 73 percent of non-millennials dubbing it the most important quality.
- Millennials and non-millennials agree that managers are more effective in displaying industry knowledge and experience (42 percent say they are very effective) than they are at mentoring (25 percent say they are very effective) and utilizing all of employees’ talents and abilities at work (23 percent say they are very effective).
- Millennials think leadership is less concerned about them. They also are less optimistic about the benefits of work. Only 23 percent of millennials strongly agree that management is concerned about them compared to 40 percent of non-millennials, and only 32 percent of millennials strongly agree that work is good for their mental health compared to 40 percent of non-millennials.
- Millennials and non-millennials share a cohesive vision about how leadership will change by 2020. Employees feel managers will 1. Delegate more assignments (most likely), 2. Empower their teams more, 3. Master more technical skills, 4. Develop better teaching capabilities and 5. Develop better gender sensitivity (least likely).
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