Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Millennials--so misunderstood?

Oracle.com ran a piece on Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) by Jessica Kriegel, author of Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit From Ditching Generational Stereotypes.

These people have been in the workforce 15 years since college (if they got a job).

She says younger workers make older ones feel threatened, so much so that Saturday Night Live even did a skit on Millennials--and that is their audience!

She says the data does not support the stereotype of Millennials as obsessing over their phones, demanding immediate promotions, and taking time off to get "perspective."

She studied the learning technology preferences of 399 Boomers and Millennials at a railroad organization--their preferences were identical.

(Not sure if that is conclusive evidence, maybe it's a Millennial thing--kidding, kidding.)

Still, as Kriegel points out, people get denied promotions, and are excluded from opportunities for being "young" and apparently feeling entitled.

This may not be true.

Maybe we could take it on a case by case basis. Think?

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