Essay 1—Critical Response Simon Sinek is a British-American author, motivational speaker, and marketing consultant. During an interview, Simon address “the millennial question” in which he stresses some key points about this generation (Millennials). Although Simon Sinek persuasively describes the way millennials are addicted to social media and technology, as well as their erroneous instant gratification expectations, he fails generalizing a whole generation assuming they all were raise the same way and justifying their lack of social skills. Simon Sinek argues that millennials aren’t happy at their work mainly because of four points: Failed parenting strategies Most millennials grew up with a distorted idea of life. They believe that no matter
This is a new generation of employees who think very differently than past generations and have a very different perception of the employee-employer relationship. Many companies are struggling with recruiting this generation into their workforce and even more companies are plagued by extremely high attritions rates within this demographic. In this essay the ideas of changes to recruiting and on boarding practices with organizations will be explored. I, myself, was actually somewhat shocked to find that I am in fact a millennial. A large part of why I had distanced myself from the term probably has to do with the stigma of the generation being lazy and unproductive.
Creative listening is one of the ways to achieve social proactivity. Companies set up keywords to monitor via social channels about their brand and product names. Social proactive customer service is about finding the customers and wannabe customers who have problems to solve and proactively addressing their concerns before they raise with the organization. Nowadays even organizations are going one step ahead by delighting and surprising with gifts for the customers who are giving quality help on social channels. StarHub community Building an online community is really important fo... ... middle of paper ... ...customers, but the brand fans community is very useful for targeted advertisement online as these people showed interest in the product.
I consume social media content primarily because it is my number one source of fandom news. I blindly follow fellow fans and track the fandom’s hashtags on Twitter and Tumblr. My need to consume more fandom content, almost always, overpowers the need to be critical. Admittedly, I still need to be mindful of not only the companies behind every fandom post I like and share but more importantly, their intention in doing so. As media culture continues to help construct our world views and identities, we should be critical of what we consume and who the person/entity behind it
There have been a lot of stories in the news lately about Millennials. The older generation and people in general seem to think that Millennials are lazy, entitled and selfish kids who still live in their parents basement. In the satirical video by John Crist (2016) and article by Emily Matchar (2012) they state their different opinions and viewpoints on Millennials. Specifically, what Millennials are doing or not doing for themselves and their community. In discussions of Millennials, one controversial issue has been that people use the same stereotypical answer when talking about a whole generation.
“Apparently millennials are tough to manage and they're accused of being entitled and narcissistic and self-interested, unfocused, lazy.” (“Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace”). Interviewed by Inside Quest, Simon Sinek talks about the four factors that cause millennials to have lower self-esteem, poor coping mechanisms, crave instant gratification, and be unsuccessful in corporate environments. I strongly agree with Sinek’s claims about millennials as parenting, technology, impatience, and environment play key factors in the success of millennials. Failed parenting strategies are the cause to millennials growing up with lower self esteem. In the interview, Sinek claimed due to the failed parenting strategies, the millennials are
The older generations, think the millennial generation is doom because of technologies. They reasons that, the Millennial spends too much time on the internet, rather than enjoying the nature of earth or enjoying life activities. According to the article, Are Today 's Millennials the 'Screwed Generation '? By National Public Radio, Joel Kotkin, “calls millennials the screwed generation.” Because there are many bills that add up, as they transfer into the adult’s world. But according to the ‘Sunday business Post’, “[The millennials generation] are generally well educated, very ambitious and highly mobile.” The millennials are more creative and highly education.
Simon Sinek (2016), a popular speaker, presented a speech on the topic of millennials and their addiction of the internet. In his speech, Sinek argues that millennials are addicted to the internet and tough to manage, and he gives the four main reasons why all millennials are like that- The reasons he states are parents, technology, impatience, and environment. He believes that most millennials are the outcome of “failed parenting strategies”- parents tell their kids they are special, can have anything they want in life without working for it, and build up their self-esteem at a young age which makes them narcissistic. When these kids grow up and face the real world, they find out that everything their parents told them was a lie which makes
Millennials also known as Generation Y are not always seen to be great individuals to the older generations, but then again the younger generations are always bad in the eyes of the older ones for different reasons. In their current works, of Joel Stein (2013) Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation, publication Time magazine, as well as the video of Ms. Mojo (2017) Top 10 Reasons Why Millennials are hated, publication YouTube, give reason why they are disliked and their views on millennials. In discussions of Millennials, one controversial issue has been weather they are upright citizens or not. I believe they are and disagree with people who don’t see them as upright citizens. Stein (2013) makes it clear that millennials are narcissistic with no regard for human emotion or empathy for others.
Studies also show that they are stronger than the previous generation at adaptability and customer orientation, while they are not as well organized (Sinar, 2013). The shift in values from one generation to the next has had an impact on how organizations operate. Many organizations were not prepared for the influx of the millennial generation and the new ideas they brought to the table. Ng et at. (2010) explain that “changing North American demographics have created a crisis in organizations as they strive to recruit and retain the millennial generation, who purportedly hold values, attitudes, and expectations that are significantly different from those of the generations of workers that preceded them” (p.1).