Just about a year ago, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates revealing Millennials overtook the Baby Boomers as America’s largest living generation. In fact, within the next three years, Millennials are expected to comprise at least half of the American workforce.
Yes, I’m one of those “Millennials,” but Boomers, please bear with me for just a minute – I can assure you I’ll get a few good licks in on your behalf. Fellow “Gen Y’er,” Hannah Ubl of Bridgeworks – a generational Consulting firm headquartered in Minneapolis, addressed the elephant in the room in one of her recent blog posts, “‘Millennial’ is synonymous with: entitled, lazy, narcissistic, sensitive, impatient workers who are the-worst-generation-to-work-with-of-all-time-ever. Oh and also, they’re obsessed with craft beer and their parents.” Hannah, you forgot about our need for instant gratification, our inseparable attachment to our smartphones, tablets, hash-tags, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.