Bridges Over Ladders

By Human Network Contributor

Proven Strategies to Help Business Leaders Position the Millennial Workforce as Their Greatest Source of Innovation —

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of millennials?

In a survey of 6,000+ Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers, the top 6 answers are:
1. Entitled
2. Lazy
3. Selfish
4. Unreliable
5. Irresponsible
6. Spoiled

In a survey of 22,000+ millennials, the top 6 answers are:
1. Innovative
2. Creative
3. Smart
4. Passionate
5. Progressive
6. Optimistic

Which one of the groups has the highest probability of securing organization growth? The entitled, lazy, and selfish group? Or the innovative, creative, and smart group? One seems to threaten stability, while the other could fortify certainty. One will seemingly squander resources, while the other seems confident they can add exponential value.

The path to growth and profit with millennial employees and customers begins with fully understanding the conflict.

Originally published on April 1, 2020