Recently in a Catalyst Podcast Daniel Pink talked about how we ought to respond to the culture millenials are bringing into the workforce. We need to create an environment where gamechangers will flourish!
1) Give them autonomy. Don’t try to control to much. A great example is the practice of allowing them a portion of their time to go work on whatever they want…just as long as you show it to us. We need to get out of the way and watch as what they create generally produces all kinds of fixes.
2) Help them gain mastery. Millenials have an internal desire to get better at stuff, thus one of the best things we can do is shine a light on the progress. Celebrate with them!
3) Give them purpose. People want to work for a greater story. Everything we invite them into needs to be painted with the context of the greater purpose! This gets me excited about the possability of recruiting to full-time ministry.
4) Add feedback to the job. This was suprising, but makes sense as people crave authenticity and being know. They want to work in an environment where everything is out on the table.
All of this is missing one particular spiritual element, namely the Holy Spirit, but gives us a better understanding of the nature of the people (staff, students, and volunteers) we’re working with.
Are you a millenial? Are these values true?
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