Is your business ready for the influx of \u201cdigital natives\u201d? Maybe you\u2019re already experiencing it. I\u2019m not talking about characters from a video game. \u201cDigital natives\u201d is another name for the newest generation in the workforce. Also called the Millennials, this generation was born between the early 1980s and 2000s (definitions differ). Essentially, they\u2019re today\u2019s young 20-somethings, and they grew up in a world where technology was a a part of their early childhood experiences. I\u2019ve been thinking a lot about Millennials lately as I\u2019ve watched some of my 20-something former employees move on in their careers and my 22 year-old niece join the workforce. I\u2019ve also been writing and talking to a lot of people about the challenges businesses face in keeping employees happy and productive. Writing for Forbes.com, Andy McLoughlin offers some useful insights on how to keep Millennials in your workforce working in harmony with your workers from other generations. McLoughlin is focused on the IT angle and writing to larger businesses, but what he says made me think about how Millennials\u2019 attitudes can help small businesses in particular. Be flexible. Millennials are used to being \u201cconnected\u201d 24/7 and don\u2019t see demarcations between work and personal life the way older generations do. They\u2019re not going to turn off their cell phones or sign off Facebook when they sit down at their desks, so don\u2019t expect them to. The downside? You might see workers on Facebook and that might bother you. The upside? They may be connecting with clients or potential customers on Facebook and that might benefit you. Be open-minded. One problem I\u2019ve witnessed over the years whenever a new generation enters the workforce is that the older generation tends to resist the knowledge the younger folks bring. Senior employees feel that younger ones have to \u201cearn their stripes.\u201d And while this is partly true, today, more than at any other time, younger employees have a lot to offer your business. They may not be experienced in business, but they are experienced in technology\u2014so if a Millennial employee suggests new ways of working, try listening. Specifically, McLoughlin notes, Millennials are quite familiar with working \u201cin the cloud\u201d\u2014a concept that\u2019s still, well, cloudy to many older workers. Can your Millennial employees suggest new ways of using the cloud to benefit your business? Can they train older workers (or even you) on how to do it?