I’m sharing an article on the employment needs of Millennials really to give an opportunity to tell you a little about my experience of working with individuals in my practice.
Some of the individuals who come to see me for personal sessions are employees of organisations. They have come because they think there is something wrong with them because of their levels of anxiety, stress and overwhelm. I think many employees feel like this is not just Millennials.
I am now no longer surprised when it turns out that the real issue is nobody has taught them the basic skills they need for the job.
Many of these people who approach me for help have recently been promoted. However nobody has taken the time to teach them simple management skills such as communication, running a meeting, running a small project, making presentations and training others.
Each of these is a significant skill set in its own right requiring knowledge of strategies and techniques. Many of the small businesses today do not have the resources to have a training department. Often when the stressed employees come to see me they’ve had a pile of books given to them by their employer telling them to read about how to do things.
Fortunately because of the years I’ve worked with owners of small businesses, this is a large repertoire I have developed. I’ve also had to figure out how to quickly teach the skills to clients.
If you feel stressed and overwhelmed in your job, perhaps it’s not your fault, perhaps nobody’s taught you how to do the job efficiently and effectively. Perhaps you have the all-too-familiar impostor thoughts such as “they’ll figure out I’m a fraud…”. How many management books you have on your desk?
If you want some evidence to go back to your boss to ask further training the article linked to here may be relevant.
If you feel you too are trapped in this position of responsibility without the necessary skills, then perhaps consider contacting me. I’ve worked with many people from around the world over Skype and phone.
The featured article below is written by Scott Mautz, the author of Find The Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again.
Exactly how to attract and retain Millennials and avoid creating unnecessary tension with them has become an art form, and important new context just splashed onto the canvas. Deloitte just published a large-scale survey of Millennial employees (and 1,844 Gen-Z workers) that revealed critical gaps in skill development.