Here's a LifeHack on How to deal with Milliennial Employee (Perceived or Real) Grievances.
Gen Y & Millennials just don't know HOW to:
- Complain Effectively
- Get a Solution
- STILL Have a SMILE & Work Together with those in Charge :)
Funny thing is most Malaysians choose a 3rd Option - FREEZE (like nothing happened) or just b*tch about it.
So... here is how you SHOULD approach your boss in the best way:
- Introduce Yourself with Humility & Gratefulness
"Hi my name is _________ & I am grateful to be apart of __________, the place I've dreamed of working at (after all, you chose to work here..). I like my colleagues, the environment and where the office is based."
- Identify the Problems. Caution: The problems may be REAL to you Only
"Currently, for employees on the lower rank (Executives & below), their focus on doing more for the Company is challenged by factors like rising prices and high cost of living. This is not the organization's fault, we know that."
- Identify the Solution
"With Humility, I would like to suggest the following Ideas to raise Team Morale:
- Organize a voluntary Food Bank.
Like a secret Santa. This is where Senior Executives who feel more generous may wish to donate food/cafe vouchers or even real Food (Glory!)
- Provide side jobs: Tasks Bank
Allowing employees to work side jobs within the Company - that would otherwise be outsourced. After all, since we're already here..."
In a Nut Shell, EVERY Company needs Solutions, and that comes from you - the employee.
- Provide enouh Solutions, they make you a Leader.
- Those solutions lead to Profits, they make you the CEO.
We are of the hope that more upcoming Millennials (& also Gen X-ers) will choose to FIX problems with WIN-WIN Solutions from all parties.
And Yes, A World of Solutions together - where LIFE IS INDEED UNFAIR.
Reference: This is related to a famouus Yelp millennial employee who wrote to her CEO in San Francisco & broadcasted it publicly.
Full Article: MYC!News JAN Issue