Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What Motivates Millennials the Most

Managers often are looking for that magic bullet when it comes to engaging millennials, and it may just be that it can be found in having a meaningful conversation about an employee’s strengths, shows a new study.

Specifically, a VIA Institute on Character study finds that:

  • 71% of employees are more likely to feel engaged and energized by their work if they believe their managers can name their strengths
  • 64% of employees report they believe they will be more successful at work by building on their strengths rather than fixing their weaknesses
  • 69% of millennials who use their strengths regularly describe themselves as “flourishing” at work.
Despite such findings, many managers still rely on using employee feedback sessions to discuss weaknesses, but that outdated practice should be (find more at

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