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 http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/managing-millennials-separating-myths-from-reality/2015/01/23/3786b4d8-9b42-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html?wprss=rss_capital_business.