The combined forces of the digital revolution and the millennial generation's transition into adulthood will bring exciting new changes to the workplace. As the first generation of digital natives, millennials bring a lot to the table, and building an office around their updated communication and work styles offers exciting possibilities. Although they don't always laugh at my Seinfeld references (and never want to borrow my CDs), putting in the right framework and processes to maximize their potential can be a game-changer.
The way people communicate in their personal lives has shifted dramatically with the mobile and social revolution, but the tools businesses use to connect their workforce have failed to adapt to this new paradigm.
Everyone acknowledges the importance of employee recognition, but few companies actually manage to keep recognition fresh and up to date. Good leaders will tell you that they make every effort to highlight employee achievements, but well-deserved praise is too often confined to face-to-face meetings or one-off emails.