Analysis Of Millennials In The Workplace

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The current state of the workforce is that millennials are now entering the workplace in record numbers. This creates a dilemma because the Baby Boomers are not necessarily retiring at the given time. The baby Boomers is not concerned with retirement at age 65. In fact, age 85 is the new 65. The result is that 60-year-olds are working alongside 20-yearolds and because the difference in their formative experiences, this have led to generational misconceptions and have help to create tension and hostility within the workforce. Based on the survey conducted, my analysis of existing peer reviewed articles written on this there is apparent a number of areas that are sources of conflict between both groups. Understanding these issues is valued because…show more content…
This generation was born during a period where the access to information is available at one fingertip and can access these with relative ease. Santiago, T (2015) described the millennials as immersed in the technological connectivity. Often businesses that sought to create restrictions or limits on internet usage will help to create and foster more tension. This attitude is the polar appositive for the baby boomers, who appreciates the value of the internet, does not find a compelling need to be always connected. This difference, which on the surface seems insignificant have become a source of conflict. Educating both groups of this can help in fostering a renewed attitude of acceptance and mutual…show more content…
The millennials on the other hand while they are less experienced is seeking appreciation for their newer and fresher perspectives and technical skills. While the managers, represented by the baby boomers are puzzled with the millennial’s lack of consistent work history. This to the millennial is a non-issue. They do not gain motivation. Solely by money, if fact based on interviews this group would rather have no job than be saddled with a job that they hate. The desire to love what they do often outweighs salaries and big bonuses. They are looking for employment that value their creativity and their management listens to their ideas. (Johnson, Megan. 2015) Expectations Another disconnection between the millennials and baby boomers in the workforce is seen in the area of expectations. The typical millennials want to get off to a brisk and successful start and demand responsibilities with important tasks and projects. Unlike the baby boomers who typically move into task after years of experience and a proven record of accomplishment. These issues taken separately seem insignificant, but in the work environment can act as a catalyst to promote tension and create a hostile environment. (2) Discussion and
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