This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes.com and discusses how millennials are disrupting the workforce in a positive way.
Millennials often get a bad rap for being difficult to work with, and some of justified. Millennials in the workforce often carry with them a sense of entitlement that has been well documented. What hasn’t been discussed as much are the positive impacts that millennials are having on organizations.
One of the ways that millennials are changing the workplace for the better is in their ability to anticipate and embrace change. Most millennials entered the workforce just prior to or during the economic recession and learned that change is constant and part of today’s business landscape. This has made millennials adept at problem solving and allows them to work at high levels in chaotic ever-changing
While many are accused of being serial job hoppers, much of this hopping is attributed to a desire to feel deeply connected to the work they are doing. If the mission and values of a company do not align, millennials are not afraid to move on and look for something else. Although this can cause issues for a company’s recruitment and retention efforts, at the root, millennials are paving the way for a culture of connection and empowerment – where each employee truly believes in the work they and their company are producing.
Although there are always two sides to the story, it is important to take a step back and look at some of the positive impacts millennials are having on the workplace. As a millennial myself, I take great pride in knowing my values and beliefs align with the company I work for, no matter how many jobs I had to let go to find it.
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