Title Millennials are stereotyped as difficult to work with, but it’s boomers who need to adapt in the office Media name/outlet The i Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 10/05/22 Description Sir Cary Cooper, professor of organisational psychology at the University of Manchester, says: “The problem is not with millennial employees but with older-generation employers. Millennials are prepared to work hard. They simply want a good quality of life, aren’t content with command-and-control workplaces, and want reasonable flexibility. They also want to feel valued, trusted and respected and will leave their job if they don’t feel it.”
Sir Cary also explains why millennials are so demanding of their workplace rights. “The later-born millennials were teens when the 2008 financial crash happened. They saw their risk-averse parents working long hours in bad organisations to pay the mortgage.
“And when push came to shove, businesses just dropped these people: 30 to 40 per cent lost their jobs in the recession,” he says. “Millennials don’t put up with that – and of course don’t have mortgages to pay anyway. Millennials are also better educated and skilled than previous generations, so they are less fearful of walking out and getting a new job.”
URL https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/work/millennials-stereotyped-difficult-work-boomers-adapt-office-1620030 Persons Cary Cooper
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