It’s no secret that Generation X’ers and Boomers have struggled to build relationships with Millennials. At home or in the workplace, Millennials have built the reputation of being hard to please and impossible to understand. They’ve been labeled as lazy and entitled.
At work, they have the reputation of wanting promotions within weeks of their start date. They want stock options to work in the stock room. They want to telecommute to assembly plants.
While those things might make for a few funny memes (or depressing ones, depending on your perspective), the truth is, we have it all wrong. While any stereotype is based in some truth, in this case, studies show overwhelmingly that these are misnomers.
Because of this, we need to change our scripts around what we think about Millennials, especially since…