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BK Magazine Human Resources
Posted by Charlotte Ashlock, Executive Editor, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.
Charlotte Ashlock is a crazy idealist trying to make the world a better place!
The five main traits attributed to millennials—entitled, lazy, disrespectful, and disloyal—are misguided assumptions that our author Crystal Kadakia argues are actually positive attributes that every business and industry should internalize.
The five "faults" are in fact five qualities of the evolved workplace and worker. Millennials are simply reflecting the fast-changing environment around them. Therefore, understanding millennials is not just about managing a generation; it is about seeing the future of business as changing at an exponential rate and making the necessary adjustments to remain vital and competitive.
Kadakia's mindset shift details the ways in which businesses can evolve their thinking to include technological advances as well as support the technological thinker, otherwise known as the millennial. Crystal Kadakia's book, The Millennial Myth, is not only is a guide to managing millennials, but also helpful for thinking through the development of business as a whole.
This slideshow gives you a sneak peek at Crystal Kadakia's thinking. It goes through some stereotypical Millennial behaviors, and describes how those behaviors are viewed in different ways by the older generations and the Millennials themselves. It's a fascinating window into the Millennial mindset. Enjoy!