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Soliciting Input

Anyone who has an idea is heard … I finally found the right job.

—Liz, age thirty

Hand in hand with wanting work that matters is a consistent desire among Millennials to be able to contribute right now to the shape of the business. And they also want to contribute any ideas they have—which, I promise you, is a good thing. We want engaged employees; when people find their ideas are used, they become more engaged; when managers see more engaged employees, they are more likely to give those employees more authority and responsibility. It’s a positive circle of energy that builds goodwill, productivity, and morale.

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