Millennials Look to Their Managers for Coaching and Inspiration

By Sean Gordon

As more Millennials enter the workforce, employers need to adopt management and coaching styles that work for all of their team members, regardless of age or experience level.

But Millennials are a unique generation with their own way of doing things and their own approach to life. When it comes to workplace development, they crave guidance and feedback, and they respond best to positive coaching. In fact, a recent study found that Millenials want feedback 50% more often than other employees.

But in the hectic daily routine of running a company, most business owners and managers can’t dedicate time to one-on-one coaching and mentoring. The solution to this dilemma is to incorporate online video coaching.

The vidREACH Inspire video coaching platform and vidREACH Train learning management system have all the tools you need. Here are three ways that the vidREACH coaching platforms can work for you.

Provide instant feedback.

One of the biggest advantages of online video coaching is the ability to coach your employees anywhere, anytime. Gone are the days of reading through dry company manuals or watching generic videos. Millennials want relevant, personalized content at their fingertips, and that’s exactly what customized online coaching can provide.

Don’t underestimate the value of this instantaneous feedback loop. Remember, this is the generation that grew up with smartphones, social media and the ability to find information online within seconds. Millennials are used to having instant access to knowledge, and by providing feedback in the same manner, you’ll forge a deeper connection with your Millennial workforce.

Innovate, invent and inspire.

Millennials look to their managers for inspiration. They want to work for a company that appreciates them, and they want to create products that matter or provide services that make a difference. As a manager or business owner, you are in that most important position of providing inspiration to all your employees. Our coaching platform can be the vehicle for that inspiration. Use it to create videos that drive your team to be their best. Tailor training material to each employee. And don’t stop at inspiration. Have fun with it! You can challenge your employees to create fun, imaginative videos, or build content that celebrates individual and team accomplishments. You can even capture your team’s best sales pitches or other important business development collateral.

The more personalized the content, the more employees will want to engage with it. Success will come naturally when your employees share that feeling of motivation, and your entire group will come together as a team.

Save time and work more efficiently.

By using the our coaching and training platforms, you can quickly build a repository of relevant and powerful coaching videos and content. With all of the content stored in one central location, your employees can find this content more easily. Instead of devoting hours or days to training new hires or coaching employees, you can let your personalized coaching content do much of the work for you.

Of course, personal coaching is invaluable to your employees and can never be fully replaced by videos. But by augmenting your approach with online content, you can focus your time on personal interactions, team building and workforce improvements. Your more senior employees can also take advantage of these platform by creating their own coaching content for new team members. Millennials value the knowledge and skills of experienced employees, and they appreciate learning from their managers and coworkers alike.

Whether you plan to coach Millennial new hires or provide feedback to long-time employees, vidREACH has the coaching and development tools that you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Contact us to learn how our suite of training and professional development products can help your business thrive.

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