Don’t look now, but the millennials (also known as Generation Y) will soon be making their mark in the workplace. This generation, born between 1980 and 2000, is coming of age and is projected to make up 50% of the workforce by 2020.
For the people who manage them in the workplace – typically baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) or generation X-ers (born between 1965 and 1979) – millennials can present new challenges. If you have ever found yourself starting a sentence with the phrase “kids today just don’t” or “young people today just don’t” then it’s like that you are among those who are facing these challenges.
“The common frustration I have heard about younger millennials is what senior people in the workplace call the “work ethic,” says Cam Marston, the founder of Generational Insights in Mobile, Ala., and author of The Gen-Savvy Financial Advisor. “Some millennials tend to place a high value on work-life balance, so they are generally more likely to come to work on time and leave on time.”
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