Say 'Yes' To Developing Next-gen Professionals
Associations must adapt a culture that encourages and empowers
The emergence of Millennials and Generation Z in the workforce represents one of the biggest shifts of our time. By 2025, the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation estimates that 75 percent of the global workforce will be part of Gen Y, forcing many associations to adjust management, communication styles and overall company culture. In an environment where “one size fits all” no longer applies, management must begin to account for these differences and implement a culture that empowers the newest members of the workforce.
As a young professional and member of the millennial cohort myself, landing a position in a work environment that promotes and encourages professional growth is extremely important. Over the past few years, I have experienced a huge shift professionally, and that is due to my employers saying yes to my growth. Here’s how your organization can do the same for your high-performing next-gen professionals.
As association professionals yourselves, you already know that no matter what industry you work in, there is a professional organization available that promotes, protects, and advances the interests of members in that profession. But some of your next-gen staffers may not be aware of them, so encourage them to get involved.
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