Priya, a soft skill dale Carnegie certified (US) trainer. She has personally trained nearly 4000 engineering graduates and post graduates and helped achieve their goals in their professional lives and many of them call to convey their success stories relating them, attaching value and substance to the soft skill training they received from her. This gives her tremendous soul satisfaction and a gratified sense of purpose in her life.
Though she hails from the ‘city of seven Islands’ Mumbai. She was very shy and introvert till she discovered her qualities and skill sets as a life changer for many. She enjoys nurturing young minds which is juxtaposed between ‘a plethora of choices and hooking at the right decision.
She says, the life of a soft skill trainer could be really worthwhile and soul satisfying and of course as glamorous as the trainer could think have, to make it for himself or herself. She loves writing on today’s younger brigade as she has spent her 10 plus years nurturing the young minds.
She says,” I am empathetic by nature and that’s my greatest shortcoming as people start taking you for granted if you extend your assistance and make yourself available at all times”. She truly believes in learning and developing people skills from each person who she comes across and helps. So her shortcoming works for her own good.
Effective ways to handle the millennial minds
India boasts of a huge youth population compared to any of western countries. This growing millennial (born between 1980 and the early 2000’s) generation has its own challenges. With the advent of the technology in general and internet in particular has created a glut of information at a very early stage. With a plethora of choices and a dearth of experience the youth tend to take decisions which are impulsive but not balanced.
Need for instant gratification, competition, western influence from media has led the youth to be very purpose oriented. An urge to achieve early in life leads to a convergent choice of education streams. Throughout this educational stint, they tend to have a superficial connect with subject domain and that gives rise to one of primary issues of not being trustworthy, as industry chooses to define this category.
Lack of emotional nerve and insensitiveness to people around, they tend to build their social networks on a need to know basis. In the initial years of their professional stint, this doesn’t cause problems but later tends to give rise to lack of conviction in team environment, hesitation of superiors to suggest/provide referrals for appraisals.
3 key points when connecting or engaging with millennial phenomenon.
- Understand and speak to the values that drive them- passion ,diversity ,happiness and lastly sharing and discovery.
- Understand their realistic lifestyles and worldliness and find out ways to intensify their reality.
- Finally make sure they feel informed and involved in everything they are addressed on.
To gain the affinity of this generation one should keep in mind the above 3 key points.
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