Ask Annie

How to work better with Gen Y

April 28, 2009: 9:47 AM ET

Not all members of any generation are alike, writes Fortune's Anne Fisher in her April 28 Ask Annie column. Still, "there are broad trends and patterns of behavior that can be useful in understanding what makes someone in a given age group tick," says Bruce Tulgan, a consultant who's made a career out of counseling companies on how to attract, motivate, and keep young employees.

If you manage Gen Y employees, do you think they differ from other generations? What do you like and dislike about their work? Any tips on communicating effectively with them? Gen Yers, what do you like or dislike about the way your boss deals with you? What motivates you (or doesn't) to do your best work?

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