Not Everyone Wants a Trophy: The Deloitte Report on Millennials in the Workplace 2016

Millennials just recently officially became the largest generation in the US work force. There has been much written and said about Millennials, and managers continue to repeat the stereotypes of entitlement, trophies and 3 hour spa breaks at lunch. Millennials, like all of us, rarely fall so easily into those stereotypes. Deloitte conducted a survey … Continue reading

The World of Work, Part 2: Debunking the Millennial Myths

I train managers most every week, and the moment someone mentions a Millennial employee, immediately someone in the room says something like, “They are all so entitled.” Here we go again. There may be some general truth to the stereotype for some employees, certainly not all, but it actually is quite unfair because the research … Continue reading

5 Ways Modern Learners Learn: A Checklist for Growing Knowledge and Shifting Behavior

We are experiencing a learning revolution. The broad use of technology across generations means that new possibilities exist for learning and change for every age group and generation. There are three significant shifts taking place that fuel this learning revolution (other trends identified by Deloitte here) When knowledge changes so quickly and is so readily available, … Continue reading

Millennials In the Workplace: A Little Comedy

The Millennial Generation: Workplace 2.0

In my previous entry, I continued a series on the Millennial Generation and their view of business, work and career.  I reflected on the desire of Millennials to be entrepreneurial, to experience flexibility in their work arrangements, and to perform meaningful work. Here, I make a few observations based on that data and some recommendations … Continue reading

The Millennial Generation: Work / Life Balance or A Bad Work Ethic?

This is part 2 of a series on new data on The Millennial Generation. In the first entry, I examined more broadly their view of business and entrepreneurship. Much has been written about their desire for flexible hours and work/life balance, but misunderstandings by both managers and Millennials abound. Are Millennials really asking to get … Continue reading

Hashtag America: The Poetry of a Millennial

The Millennial Generation: Business and Entrepreneurship

This article is the first in a series on the Millennial Generation based on data from recent studies that I have reviewed. Previously, I wrote three well-read entries on who Millennials are, what disengages them at work, and how to engage them as a customer. In this series, I will reflect first on the Millennial … Continue reading

30 is NOT the New 20: Why Your 20’s Matter

Creating Awesome Customer Experiences for Millennials

Every major brand and company now are targeting the Millennial Generation because they are big consumers, and depending on how you calculate the span of years for this generation, perhaps the largest consumer segment — 80 million strong! They range in age from 10 to 28 years old generally, and they are willing to spend … Continue reading