MILLENNIAL AND BOOMER DISCONNECT IN THE OFFICE?

5 Nov

As I was researching for an upcoming blog post about Gen Y’ers in today’s workforce I came across this video on Forbes.com titled “Managing Millennials: Why companies should be more accommodating to the younger generation.”

The quick two minute video gives an overview of a recent study on millennials in the workplace conducted by Simpson Consulting.

The biggest takeaway? There is a clear perception gap between the 30 and under workforce and their boomer bosses.

For example millennials said they are willing to work long hours if schedule flexibility is available, but bosses thought gen y’ers employees are not interested in working overtime. Also millenials said they are productive through multi-tasking, which was considered a lack of attention by the higher ups.

I’ll let you watch the video to take in the rest. The reporter is a tad creepy but he has a cool english accent and the content is good, I promise! Just click the image below which will take you to the Forbes site where the video is hosted. Also my apologies for the poor video embed. Forbes only offered an iframe code which didn’t seem to be compatible with my blog (if you know of a workaround, please let me know!) Finally after watching the video, consider responding to this post’s question below.

If you’re a millennial who works with boomers, do you see this perception gap in the office? What are some examples of disconnects you’ve experienced?

Same question goes for the boomers. Also what don’t millennials understand about the corporate world that you wish they did?

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