Changing Perspectives to Understand What the Younger Generations of Employees Really Want

When determining what employees want, it’s important to look at it from their perspective.

Last week we talked about the importance of changing your perspective before firing an underperforming employee to see if there was a better solution. Today I want to talk about the importance of changing your perspective once again. This time, we’ll be looking at the importance of changing perspectives in order to understand what employees really desire from their employer.

There’s a belief that the main thing employees want is a paycheck. And while studies used to support this, the tides have changed with the younger generations. Money isn’t the single driving factor that people are working for right now.

They also grew up watching what happened during the Great Recession. They may have been fresh out of college and unable to find a job or watched as their parents were let go from companies they had dedicated their work lives to.

Many aren’t trying to create the lifestyle that Gen X and older generations sought. They aren’t as concerned about getting the mortgage on the big house with impressive curb appeal or driving the fancy car to show their status. Instead, they are driven by

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