Managing and Motivating Young Employees

Younger people are especially hungry both to learn and to receive affirmation that they are doing a good job. I’ve found the best ones are generally much more motivated by incremental education and acknowledgment than they are by a modest bump in salary. Of course, the same qualities that make younger colleagues so responsive to the education and praise you offer may also make them susceptible to negative feedback loops, so be mindful of the context into which you toss them.

via Managing and Motivating Employees in Their Twenties – Michael Fertik – The Conversation – Harvard Business Review.

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