What Millennial Women (and Men) Want: Connect Me

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Anne Macleod Weeks is a graduate of Lawrence and Villanova Universities. She has been an educational administrator and English teacher for 38 years, specializing in the area of college admission. Ms. Weeks has been a leader in the college admission and Advanced Placement arenas and has published on pertinent educational topics in a variety of national papers and journals. She currently resides in Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Millennials want their workplace to “connect them;” to mentor them in networking, collaboration, and camaraderie. They want help in navigating workplace politics, transition support, and understanding the company culture. Millennials will challenge a traditional top-down structure.

To understand a company’s culture and whether there is support in navigating the workplace, you can ask the following:

  • Does the company have a training program that connects you to a variety of mentors?
  • Is there an executive coach on staff who can give you advice?
  • Is there a program that discusses what it means to be a leader?
  • Does management see “new blood” as a source of inspiration for them?
  • Is there thought put into choosing members of teams in order to create the best collaborative unit?
  • Are these teams encouraged to “grow up together in the organization” by supporting each other through teamwork and consistent communication? Is there a culture of reaching out to each other with small congratulatory or inspirational comments?
  • Is there a culture of sharing between junior and senior staff?

Knowing the ways in which a company will connect you to others will tell you quite a bit about the company’s culture. Knowing all the ways in which you will have access to others will give you a sense of how you might fit into the greater community.

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Anne Weeks

Anne Macleod Weeks is a graduate of Lawrence and Villanova Universities. She has been an educational administrator and English teacher for 38 years, specializing in the area of college admission. Ms. Weeks has been a leader in the college admission and Advanced Placement arenas and has published on pertinent educational topics in a variety of national papers and journals. She currently resides in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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