Didn’t Need a Crystal Ball to Predict This

October 29, 2008

With Wall Street in turmoil and a financial system in crisis mode, companies are facing another major challenge: figuring out how to manage a new crop of young people in the work force — the millennial generation. Born between 1980 and 2001, the millennials were coddled by their parents and nurtured with a strong sense of entitlement.

Kids are entering the work force nowadays expecting to receive praise for everything they do.  They crumble at the slightest suggestion that perhaps they could do their jobs better because they have been raised on a steady diet of praise, even when it was not deserved.

They want to be micromanaged and expect their employers to remind them about their deadlines.   If they don’t like their job, they will quit, because they know they can move back in with their parent(s).

Read the full article here.  It’s long but worth it, especially if you’re a parent or an employer.

(Hat tip to Boomama for posting the link on her blog, which is how I found it.)


One comment

  1. Well that was most interesting. The article actually reminded me of one of my business classes in college — mentioning some of the same topics that were discussed for my generation. 🙂

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