Underappreciated Traits of Millennials

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​Much has been written about Millennials in the workplace, and not all of it is flattering. They are sometimes said to be lazy, entitled and in need of hand-holding. But some Millennial traits should be viewed as a boon to the workplace, according to workplace experts. The Pew Research Center’s 2010 report Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next noted that “this generation has many personalities,” and like generations past, Millennials’ characteristics may change as they mature. A 2015 follow-up to that report from Pew reached similar conclusions.”Young people are the canary in the coal mine,” and they are shaping the mindset of all generations, said Bruce Tulgan, founder of the consulting firm Rainmaker Thinking Inc., a management research and consulting company in New Haven, Conn.Here are a handful of characteristics of Millennial employees that can, with guidance from management, benefit the workplace:AspirationalThe authors of the Pew report wro

Source:: SHRM Employee Relations


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