Summary of The Millennial Myth

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A millennial herself, Crystal Kadakia offers a guide that explains her generation – born between 1981 and 1996 – to its older colleagues. She explains millennial behavior and suggests the best ways to engage members of her generation at work. Kadakia compliments older readers who keep an open mind and are willing to learn about millennials. Despite wielding a broad brush, she provides well-researched data, bold insights and a thought-provoking presentation. Perhaps, however, it’s a bit of a millennialist slip to describe her own work as “groundbreaking,” “invaluable” or a “great resource” – although it is a solid resource. getAbstract recommends her insights to executives and managers – including those who are millennials themselves.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to debunk five myths about millennials
  • How your workplace may need to change to earn the loyalty of millennial and Generation Z employees, and
  • What skills and values millennials bring to your organization.
 

About the Author

Crystal Kadakia, the founder of Invati Consulting, is a frequent speaker, trainer and consultant on the topics of millennials and modernizing the workplace. 

 

Summary

Undeserved Reputations

Millennials suffer from a poor workplace reputation. Some older employees may see them as “narcissistic, entitled,” “lazy” job-hoppers – that is, disrespectful, disloyal and immature neophytes who need their hands held constantly. Some call millennials “device-controlled vegetables.” For evidence, go online and you’ll find more than one million search results that link “lazy and entitled” to “millennials.” But, millennials are getting a bum rap.

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