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How To Improve Attendance At Work

There is something special about the challenge young people face when attempting to make a team.  This healthy competition ignites a desire to perform that cannot easily be replicated for young workers.  Regardless of the sport, the desire to achieve and play is a remarkable source of intrinsic motivation.  Imagine the potential if an organization could replicate this source of motivation on the job.  What would happen to key organizational metrics like attendance and productivity?

High school sports may hold the key to attracting, retaining and motivating the best of millennials.  This generation of Americans has been labeled as “lazy” and unproductive in the workplace.  They will be 75% of our workforce by 2025.  Older managers cannot seem to tap the potential offered by the smartest generation of workers to date.  This generational disconnect comes from the perception of work.  Previous generations were motivated by the need toget that “good” job.  Parents living through the great depression and the promise of lifetime security made getting the “right job” the prize. 

Today these carrots no longer exist and the new generation has difficulty placing a job as the focal point of life.  The social side of life holds far greater value than the traditional view of work for young Americans.  The evidence exists in the connectivity to peers and the need to broadcast life’s simplest activities on social media.

The difference for a young worker may seem subtle, yet the result in the workplace is significant.  If the job seems menial or has little personal value, its significance is comparable to that trip to the dentist.  It’s a necessary and often unpleasant activity that must be tolerated.  On the other hand, if we can create value in the activity, the desire to attend and perform will improve dramatically.

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