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This generation prefers work when given detailed instructions but would prefer to have a more flexible working arrangement than be micromanaged. (Photo: iStock)

When it comes to working life, it is clear that millennials are very different to the generations that came before them. In order to support and manage this type of talent, it is essential to address the generational differences and understand their unique motivations and behavior in the workplace.

Millennials share a common goal: they want to make a difference at work. Given the significant motivational differences with this generation, current leaders must consider a new approach to managing these employees. Work forms a strong part of millennial’s identity, and this needs to be accounted for in the way they are managed.

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