The desire for flexibility doesn’t mean Gen X men want to give up their careers. Most are just looking for jobs that let them develop as professionals while having personal time outside of work. Here are some strategies to engage them in a competitive labor market.
- Ensure job descriptions are achievable and not overloading any one position
- Reward for results and productivity, not face-time and hours spent in the office Focus on team-driven approaches to work that create 24/7 service without compromising individual needs to refuel
- Use language that values efforts to find balance rather than stigmatizing it
- Provide opportunities for all employees to balance work with other activities as appropriate through telecommuting, flextime, and other programs