You Are A Millennial, So What?

Being a millennial has been a growing subject in the Gen X and Gen Y debate. Do you actually have to be a millennial physically or can you have a millennial mindset? What does the mindset consist of? Is the workplace really evolving because of this?

Millennials have often been put down as thinking that they are “entitled”, “need flexibility”, have been babied or spoiled, and the list goes on. Gen X’s place judgment on Gen Y’s in the workplace, however is it just because they are not susceptible to change? In today’s day and age, technology is advancing, and with that, systems, mindsets, and ways to work are evolving. If you are not on board for change, you better hang on tight!

As a millennial, I fall into the “work from home, flexible” work life. That doesn’t mean that I don’t work hard, however that doesn’t mean I don’t have fun. I believe that happiness constitutes for what you are doing in life, and if you are not happy with what you are doing, you cannot do it successfully. I look at elders who are stuck in dead-end careers, miserable. Who would want to be miserable in a life that you on live once?

Millennials may have a new way to work, however who is to say that it is not actually the right way to work? Advances in wearable tech and technology shows the direction we are headed in the future in terms of leadership, business, and the overall workplace. From ways to learn to ways to teach, millennials consider change as part of the agenda. Building an adaptable working environment where employees can be happy, connected, and successful is key.

If you don’t change your ways, you might as well use a quill pen and papyrus scroll and assume nothing will get better than that.

How would you like to have the convenience of staying home with your child because he or she has the flu and not missing a thing in the office because of the accessibility of video conferences and hangouts? It’s a new way of working and a way workplaces could evolve. It takes into account that we are all humans and unexpected things happen. Taking it to a new level and showing that you care will create a positive moral and working structure. Changes like this, as simple as it may be, could lead to bigger changes in the future.

I don’t want to speak for all millennials, but it is not my goal in life to run all Gen X’s out of the workplace to adhere to a Gen Y agenda. However, I would hope over time, all would accept a change and to slowly integrate new ways to work in the work environment. Account for all of the positives, and set aside things that didn’t work. Change is not always a bad thing. Sometimes one small change is all you need to begin on the road to success.

#EmbraceChange: What is one thing that you would like to see evolve in the workplace?


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Why Have Consistency On Social Media?

When I audit and consult with a client, one of the first things asked is if they have current social media. More often than not, they give me links to profiles that basically have virtual cobwebs on them. They state that their social media isn’t getting them any leads, is a waste of time and money, etc. After reviewing, many have a post every other week or month, on a holiday, or once a quarter. That is when the consistency conversation comes in.

Social media is about being social. One call to action post on Twitter every other day is, quite frankly, a waste of time. In order for social media to “work”, you must be consistent and engaging. Building relationships is one of the most important factors to creating a community and humanizing the brand or person.

If I shouted from my rooftop “buy my product” every day to passerbys, people are just going to walk by. If I sit down and have milk and cookies with my neighbors and talk to them about their life, what is happening, and build that connection, our relationship will grow and I won’t have to yell “buy my product”, it will just be natural. The same goes for social media. Find that connection and build upon it. It may not be an overnight success, but it will be a work in progress.

That brings us back to consistency. Setting the expectation allows people to connect with you easier. It also keeps you on the top of their mind. When you are not engaging on social media, it probably isn’t working the way you hoped it would. People want to connect with a human and put a face to a voice.

In addition, there is a lot more than “just a status” that goes into social media. Listen and know your audience. Share in a way that you will make an impact and connect. Understand your analytics, proper usage of hashtags, and listening tools. Social media is that consistent brand voice that represents yourself or your company. It’s time to brush off those social media cobwebs and have consistency!

What do you think are the key traits to have on social media?



Social Media Facelift, LLC
provides social media account setup & management, consulting & strategy, content creation, education & training, and insights & analysis for businesses, large or small.  Social Media Facelift, LLC wants to take your business to the next level by integrating social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google +, YouTube, and more to help establish your business and connections.

Contact Social Media Facelift, LLC today for a social media consultation at (480) 231-5582 or socialmediafacelift@gmail.com.