Managing millennials: Separating myths from reality (Washington Post)

Understanding the millennial generation and their preferences is key to managing performance and engagement. We have studied more than 10,000 millennials’ habits and workforce expectations and have uncovered some surprises.

Myth No. 1: Millennials place high value on social media

Reality: Millennials use social media, but they do not trust it as much as other sources.

Myth No. 2: Millennials are motivated by money

Reality: Money matters, but not as much as opportunity.

Myth No. 3: Millennials would rather collaborate than compete

Reality: Millennials are the most competitive generation.

Myth No. 4: Millennials rely on their peers to get work done

Reality: Millennials are less trusting of their peers and many prefer to “go it alone.”

Myth No. 5: Millennials want to jump from organization to organization

Reality: Millennials want different experiences, not necessarily different organizations

Read all about these myths and realities at


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