Corporate training is essential to developing a young, productive and vibrant staff. But to teach them the tricks of the trade, you need to know how they learn and what motivates them.
- Don’t give them the answer. Teach them how to find it. Young execs have grown up in an ever-changing world, so they aren’t accustomed to set-in-stone standards. They want to know how to adjust to change.
- Release the WiFi. Don’t worry about WiFi being a distraction. Those who are used to the always-connected world will become even more distracted without a connection.
- Forget the large seminar. Get them in a small group. Learning from each other is a huge part of young exec development. They’ll talk, share, and learn about a subject collectively without the rigid structure that so much training relies on.
- Build their network. A generation raised on friending, following, and linking finds strength and support in their network. Connections made at the training session will bloom for years.
- Work, then play. Extending on the networking point, young executives want a relationship with their peers outside of quarterly reports and strategy sessions. Kicking back together after a day of learning builds their camaraderie and devotion to each other’s success.
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