Millennials have surpassed baby boomers as the most populous generation. Therefore, businesses must adapt to the good things and the bad that millennials bring to the workplace. But as this post shows, the advantages are numerous.
Are the stereotypes of millennials true? Are they excessively entitled? Maureen Judge, the director and producer of My Millennial life set out to explore millennial stereotypes, as well as the dreams and aspirations of this extraordinary generation.
We believe we are better than average workers because we humans overestimate our abilities relative to other people. We overestimate our many things, including our work performance. And we likely surround ourselves with co-workers who pose no threat to our self-concept. If you want to improve at work, listen to those that can provide you critical feedback.
When you ask the interviewer questions you are showing a level of seriousness about the job you are applying for. It let’s interviewers know they need to sell themselves as much as you are selling your self.
A great workplace likely has the ability to cross all generational lines and prove that all generations search for the same thing at work: A friendly, fun, ethical workplace where people are proud to work.
Do you fit the Millennial Generation stereotypes that are proliferated? Probably not. This is not a one-size-fits-all generation any more than any other generation. Take a look at some of the surprising Millennial stats that illustrate this generation’s complexity and diversity.