Share Tweet Tarciana, what do you consider typical characteristics of your generation? Gen Yers are open minded, aggressive in fulfilling desires, have passion to be involved in or work of a greater cause, are close to friends and family, have a thirst for knowledge and personal development, use social media and new technology. What do you expect from corporate leadership in today’s business world? Flexibility: regarding work location, work hours, vacation days, etc Guidance: not only in matters related to work but also in personal development Open mind: to listen to new ideas, embrace change and lead company to be in the forefront of industry Transparency: regarding company vision, team objectives and feedback Inspirational leadership: lead by example, transcendental motivation by making company contribute to a greater cause What engages you most in the workplace and what makes you go the extra mile? The people I work with. I spend most of my time with them so it is very important for me to feel comfortable and to have a good relationship with everyone. Knowing my work has great importance to the business makes me go the extra mile. I also feel very motivated when my work will make a difference to our clients or customers. What is your preferred way to communicate in the workplace? It depends of what I am trying to accomplish. For simple messages email, quick questions through BBM, for team alignment or engagement in a project I prefer meeting in person or through teleconference. I also prefer one-on-one meetings to give or receive feedback, which I value very much. What kind of development opportunities do you expect to be offered by your employer? I expect development opportunities both personally and professionally. I would value a NLP course to better adapt my leadership style to people around me. New challenges in different countries, cultures and in various functions is attractive. An opportunity to obtain a more scientific training to fully grasp new industry trends and generate business development insights would also be appreciated. When you choose a job, what do you look for in a new challenge? An opportunity to positively impact our society A job of great importance to the company A challenge that is intellectually stimulating Growth in all senses Lead industry development and innovation Please complete this sentence: For me, my job is… … a way to keep growing both personally and professionally, and to make a positive contribution to society. Who has had the biggest influence on your career and why? My dad. He had a difficult childhood but through consistent hard work and strong personal values he was able to grow into a successful businessman. What historic events, values or philosophies have influenced you most to become the person you are today? How did they shape you? My family and the values I have inherited allowed me to have healthy relationships with others My Tai Chi Chuan master teachings of Taoism helped me to look for more balance in my life The belief that if there is a will there is a way makes me passionate about endeavors I want to pursue What do you wish your colleagues from other generations would know about Gen Y? People from all organization levels should be treated equally and with respect. When a senior executive opinion is challenged, the intention is not to call attention or defy authority. There is a genuine interest in seeing the business thrive and any threat to this would be questioned. Work life balance is extremely important in order to keep a fresh mind and be more productive at work. Thank you, Tarciana, for these valuable insights!