What Happens When Millennials Run the Workplace, Take Two

Crystal Kadakia Posted by Crystal Kadakia, HR Consultant, Owner, Invati Consulting.


You wouldn’t know it from reading the media, but it IS possible to strike a balance between extremely ‘Millennial’ and traditional workplace cultures.

You wouldn’t know it from reading the media, but it IS possible to strike a balance between extremely ‘Millennial’ and traditional workplace cultures. It all starts with the right leadership. Recently, the New York Times ran a piece on Mic, a company run by 28 -year old CEO, Chris Altchek. Once you get past the routine stereotypes NYT always uses to describe Millennials, you’re bombarded with a nearly apocalyptic picture of the workplace: complete with hoverboards, pathological lying being considered acceptable, and child-like oversensitive employees. Altchek claims he focuses on the 40 million Millennials that went to college as his talent pool. He must have focused on the ones that had their parents filling out their college applications (Ha. Ha.). Is this the best workplace a Millennial can craft? I doubt it, but I’m sure it’s in part due to growing pains. Altchek is missing what many Millennials miss: learning from others’ mistakes because they think Google searches can replace the benefit of experience. Altchek seems to not have graduated from being a startup entrepreneur to being a leader, building on what’s worked for others and strategically making changes. Large, traditional companies that have been around for more than 25 […]