- Don’t manage, mentor
- Don’t assign, explain
- Don’t dictate, solicit
- Don’t ignore, respond
- Don’t conceal, communicate
Carmine believes effective communication is to respond to Gen Y’s craving for empowerment.
My favorite tip was from Marisa Mayer of Google who brought a university professor practice to business by having posted office hours for her staff.
For 90 minutes each day at 4 p.m., her staff can sign a sheet outside her office for a 15-minute impromptu meeting…although these employees may have spent only a few minutes with Mayer, they leave knowing they have been heard and that their opinions matter.
If you are a leader or a manager in your organization how do you foster employee engagement in younger workers and how available are you to the people you lead or manage?
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Founder of The Employee Engagement Network