How do I communicate or get Millennials to work together? They are abundant in the workforce and it is rare that when we talk to the owner of the company that they are talking about them in glowing terms and they are often maligned.
This topic came up last week for Adam when attending a Rotary meeting where Lisa Hutson, Director of the Small Business Development Center at Lorain County Community College gave a talk about generations in the workforce.
Ms. Hutson’s presentation cited interesting stats from the Center for Generational Kinetics with an overview that Millennials are 17-35 years old and born within the years from 1982 – 2000. This generation is seen as Generation Y. A group with creativity! The oldest Millennials will be 35-years-old and with the prime of their careers. Hutson mentioned that these Millennials are “adulting” later.
In their minds, they become adults in their 30s. Millennials don’t seem to think it is a big deal to go to school and come back and live with mom and dad. Thus, they feel that they are “adulting” later!
Jack and Adam discuss common mis-perceptions that most people think that Millennials are tech savvy. The truth is that they are more tech dependent rather than tech savvy…Always on their devices and don’t necessarily understand how the technology works.
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