What group of employees can’t fathom starting work before 10:00 a.m., require heaps of praise for even the most remedial tasks, turn to Google for everything and make up excuses to take days off work? GenY, of course!
Rather than perpetuate theses and other stereotypes, though, let’s work on setting some of these stigmas straight…
Americans put in some of the longest hours of workers around the globe.
However, with an estimated $134 billion in annual payroll loss attributed to employees spending time on non work-related tasks, those hours might not necessarily be spent benefiting their employers. Perhaps it’s time to ask yourself how much of your work day is truly dedicated to… work.
Some people call us “entitled”. Others prefer to label us “spoiled and lazy”. We hear that today’s workforce problems are due to the values of “kids today”.
And while nothing gets this Millennial fired up more than stereotyping an entire generation, there is no denying that stereotypes exist for a reason.
What Gen X and Boomers see as lazy… is really just too many young people wasting their time being average while “trying to find their passion”…
The “teaching-to-the-test” strategy of our school systems (where blue ribbons for eighth place performances and “My Daughter is an Honor Student” bumper stickers are the norm) and the “performing-for-the-grade” strategy at college is failing our students.
At a time when they should, in some form, be laying the foundation for their future work-life, our younger generation is rarely, if ever, engaged in learning career success strategies and tactics…
It’s August. And NFL football is back! Many games this season will come down to important 2-minute strategies at the very end. This “2-minute drill” can be used in the workplace, too!