Robert Mejlerö

5 things to motivate millenials to reach their full potential

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Have you been following my posts about millennials? As I wrote my MBA master thesis about “What motivates early millennials in the workplace?” there has been a series of posts about the topic “Seven Areas of Work Motivation“, “The different types of millennials” and “This motivates millennials in the workplace”. I asked 56 millennials from 22 countries and in-depth interviewed 14 participants from 9 countries. This is what they said: #1: Give feedback Millennials, and generation X for that sake, seek to understand how well they are performing and if they…read more

This is how important the line manager is for millennials

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Have you been following my posts about millennials? As I wrote my MBA master thesis about “What motivates early millennials in the workplace?” there has been a series of posts about the topic “Seven Areas of Work Motivation“, “The different types of millennials” and “This motivates millennials in the workplace”. I asked 56 millennials from 22 countries and in-depth interviewed 14 participants from 9 countries. This is what they said: Have you ever left a job because of your line-manager? (Yes 41%, No 59%) How important has your line-manager(s) been in…read more

This motivates millennials in the workplace

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Have you been following my posts about millennials? As I wrote my master thesis about “What motivates early millennials in the workplace?” there has been a series of posts about the topic “Seven Areas of Work Motivation” and “The different types of millennials“. In order to find out the answer to this question, I’ve been critically reviewing the literature, surveyed early millennial participants from 22 countries with a questionnaire, semi-structured in-depth interviewed 14 participants from 9 countries. This has formed a “triangulation” making it possible to make sense of the data…read more

The different types of millennials

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Are all millennials motivated in the same way, just because they are born between 1980 and 2000? Turnbull (2011) has developed a theory that consists of four personality groups (called typologies): Gung-Ho, which is the natural leader and driver of things, the Conventional who is the kind of standard motivated person, the Lifestyle, who care more about ethics, social connections and outside work activities and the last, the Adrift which is the people without any internal drive, no goals, they are not using their skills etc. This theory that Turnbull paints…read more

Master Thesis – what motivates early millennials in the workplace?

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Download the master thesis “What motivates early millennials in the workplace” as PDF or iBook (Free on iTunes). The purpose of this thesis is to research the motivation of early millennials in the work place. Previous studies show the need to further research how this cohort is motivated in a business context, as supposed to being business students. At the same time, there are self-proclaimed experts that has released books where a picture of how millennials are motivated are generalized and not referenced, neither to the existing literature nor to a…read more

What’s the difference between how millennials and generation X are motivated?

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There are many different thoughts and opinions circulating around in the “literature” and certainly on the internet about the cohort “millennials”. In my master thesis “What motivates professional early millennials in the workplace?” I surveyed 80 early millennial and generation X participants from 22 countries with a questionnaire and semi-structured in-depth interviewed 14 participants from 9 countries. On the question “What in your experience is the difference between generation X and millennials in the workplace?” the following interpretation could be made: With the exception of one participant, who’s a generation X:er,…read more

The Seven Areas of Work Motivation

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What motivates “millennials” in the workplace? A generation change is happening in the work force. In 2025, 3 out of 4 workers in the world will be millennials (Schawbel, 2012). But one doesn’t have to wait 10 years to see this coming, the millennials are already in the workforce and their values, their attitude to work and motivation has and will forever change the working environment. Companies have started to understand that in order to be more competitive, they should adopt Theory Y theories, which means to involve and engage…read more

Survey: What motivates millennials?

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For my MBA course at Edinburgh Business School and FHNW Basel I’m writing a master thesis about motivation at work. It’s no news that there is a huge generation shift happening right now. According to a survey by Time, in 2025 the workforce will be 75% “millennials” (1980-2000). This is a subject of high interest to companies as they struggle to understand what motivates employees these days. The research question of the master thesis is “What motivates professional early millenials in the workplace and what is the best way to…read more

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What motivates professional early millennials in the workplace and what is the best way to manage them to reach their potential?

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“A generation change is happening in the work force. In 2025, 3 out of 4 workers in the world will be millennials (Schawbel, 2012). But one doesn’t have to wait 10 years to see this coming, the millennials are already in the work force and their values, their attitude to work and motivation has and will forever change the working environment. Companies have started to understand that in order to be more competitive, they should adopt Theory Y theories, which means to involve and engage their employees vertically, have less…read more

What happens to the team when their manager (or leader) changes?

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Are you interested in leadership theory around team-psychology? 2006 I attended a course called “UGL – Understanding Group and Leader” in Sweden. One model that I found very useful, and have applied to various positions in my work-life has been a version of the “FIRO-circle”. I think it gives a great “beginners perspective” to group dynamics. FIRO stands for “Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation). I won’t go in to more history than that, hey that’s what Wikipedia is for (Click here for FIRO). Instead, I’m going to jump directly in to…read more