We’re in the midst of seismic change – in society and in business.

Society is changing, before our very eyes. The #MeToo movement is challenging long-held male-dominated practices in schools, businesses, and communities. Harassment can no longer be swept under the rug. Unfair pay strategies are being exposed.

Retail – the heart of our consumer-driven economies – is changing, before our very eyes. Younger generations like Millennials and Gen-Z’s desire instant gratification, new experiences, and personalization when they’re shopping, both online and in physical stores.

Another societal influence? Digital nomads. Younger generations around the globe are working remotely from far flung countries – living well, traveling frequently, and contributing to organizations that are amenable to a virtual workforce. These freelancers are not buying cars, they’re not buying houses, they’re not getting married, they’re not having children.

These younger generations – millennials and Gen-Z’s and nomads – are changing how every employee views work. Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025 – that’s only seven years out.

These desires – instant gratification, new experiences, and personalization – are already having an impact on businesses around the world. Millennials are seen as impatient – they leave jobs and companies if they don’t feel valued, don’t get to work on cool projects, aren’t listened to, or don’t have the workplace flexibility they crave.

The problem? Leaders aren’t changing. They’re standing firm on antiquated practices and faulty assumptions that do not create workplace sanity, creativity, or excellence.

In today’s three-minute episode of my Culture Leadership Charge video series, I outline how leaders must change how they influence others to leverage employee passions, creativity, and productivity no matter where those employees choose to work.

My Culture Leadership Charge series features short (two-to-three-minute) videos that describe proven culture leadership and servant leadership practices that boost engagement, service, and results across your work teams, departments, regions, and even your entire company.

Each episode’s “charge” is a challenge for everyone in your organization – not just leaders – to refine their behaviors and ensure everyone is treated respectfully at all times.

You’ll find my Culture Leadership Charge episodes and more on my YouTube channel. If you like what you see, please subscribe!

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S. Chris Edmonds

S. Chris Edmonds

Chris helps leaders create purposeful, positive, productive work cultures. He's a speaker, author, and executive consultant. He blogs, podcasts, and video casts. He is the author of The Culture Engine and six other books.
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