what we want

the millennial edt

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If it hasn’t been evident before, I hope it is now– I am a proud Millennial. I am an advocate for Millennials. Unfortunately, Millennials get a bad reputation but I am sure that is that case with most rising-star generations. Being a Millennial is tough work, everyone is always downplaying your abilities and shooing you to the wayside. To make an impact, we need to focus on the positives. An article written by Global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmastu Limited, Barry Slazberg, recently wrote an article about Millenials. To be honest, going into the article I was skeptical, however, after reading the article I was pleasantly surprised.

Their findings in a nutshell

Millennials are ready to go their own way

Millennials want to make a difference

Millennials want to be leaders

Millennials want to be innovative

Millennials expect businesses to care

I support all of these findings. As a Millennial, I find it hard to stick with things that have always been. I want to pave my own path and create my own future. Sure, it’s not going to be easy to create my own path, but then again who said life was easy?

millennials

why are we always being bashed?

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Often, I google: “Millennial”. I want to see what’s up with my generation. More often than not, there is bad news with the small search of one simple word. Today, I found an article entitled: A Survial Guide to Working with Millennials. This article was published on The Wall Street Jorunal’s website.

Frankly, I’m fed up.

I don’t understand how my generation can generate so much negative energy. There There are so many negative connotations about Millennials out there, it’s mind-blowing. Truly, I don’t understand what my generation did to get such a bad rep. Is this something all generations face from the precednets?

The aritcle starts off by saying:  What’s the hardest part about working with younger employees, and what’s the best way to deal with it? “The kids today…” That’s the phrase used in one form or another by every generation looking at the “new kids” joining the workforce. Here are three tips for older employees to survive and thrive in a multigenerational workplace. 

It goes into telling you what to expect and how to deal with “us.” Their advice? “Take a New Look at Work,” “Teach and be Taught” and “Stay Flexible.” Overall, this advice can be used for anyone going into a workplace, not just people who will be working directly with Millennials.

I am tired of Millennials being pinned as the bad person. The worst part is, as the saying goes, one person ruins it for everyone.  After reading the comments on this article, one from Grumpy Boomer reads, About those Millennials…the ones I’ve met (and there are quite a few of them) are smart, mentally agile, and capable. And some of their approaches are superior – the meetings mentioned in the article being one example. I find it amazing how my fellow boomers have transitioned from being rude and rowdy (yes, we were, in the eyes of the previous generations) into models of staid propriety – while we find issue with the Millennials for all manner of supposed shortcomings (the same ones we were guilty of a few decades ago). The Millennials will do fine. And their creativity just might lead to a golden age that’s better than has ever been seen before.

These are the types of people we, Millennials, need on our side. Shout out to Grumpy Boomer for respecting a yonger generation!