So, while decoding the Millennial mindset is still an important part of the work I do as a multigenerational workplace speaker and consultant, much of my clients’ attention is turning to the next generation, Gen Z, whose members were born starting in 1997 and represent the youngest of the unprecedented five generations in the U.S. […]

How Professional Sports Teams are Managing the Multigenerational Mix

The main story about last week’s Super Bowl was how boring it was, but there was another plot line to follow. The Super Bowl was, along with many professional sporting events today, a multigenerational workplace drama. I can’t help but notice how elite athletes are experiencing today’s unprecedented multigenerational workplace in some of the same […]

Five Ways Your Company Can Retain Millennial and Gen Z Employees

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How Will You Retain Employees? You’re probably already aware that millennials are currently the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. But while many companies have been focusing all their attention on building a millennial-friendly workplace, they may have overlooked the fact that Gen Z is the newest cohort taking the multigenerational workplace by storm—about 17 […]

What Is a Millennial? (Updated for 2018!)

What Is a Millennial? Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Note: This post What is a Millennial? Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask from October 20, 2015, has been updated on March 4, 2018, to include the latest statistics and research about millennials and all generations in the multigenerational workplace. When I talk to people about my work with the […]

How to Manage Millennial Employees

Last year I started answering common questions I hear from my consulting and speaking clients about Millennials in the workplace. Here I’ve collected the best of this advice into a handy “Guide to Managing Millennial Employees” that I hope is helpful for all generations. Question 1: Why are millennial employees such slackers? They don’t seem […]

“We Didn’t Give Ourselves the Trophies” — Millennials

If I had to vote for the most unfair cliché to describe the supposed problem other generations have with millennials, I’d say it’s the concept of young people being the “trophy generation.” Although many of today’s twenty- and thirtysomethings did receive trophies and praise more than other generations, here is why I believe the stereotype […]

What Do Millennials Really Want in a Work Environment?

Modular furniture? Bike rooms? Relaxation spaces? I’m often asked what millennials most want in a work environment, because there is so much conflicting information. New trends seem to arise every day: Open plan offices were all the rage among employers, until people realized they can be noisy and distracting. Working from home was going to […]

I Couldn’t Resist: 5 Totally Ridiculous Things Millennials Are Blamed For

We have literally been shaming younger generations for centuries, and while I firmly believe it’s time to stop shaming the millennial generation in particular, it also helps to keep a sense of humor about these things. Someone made a collage of headlines saying what millennials are killing So today let’s look on the lighter side […]