I’ve been seeing a lot of articles lately about Gen Z and millennials. Their beliefs are changing the world, rapidly reshaping entire industries, like retail. Many of these cost-conscious young people apparently feel no real loyalty to any one brand. Instead, they focus on using the vast online resources at their disposal to search out the … Continue reading Nike, Betsy Ross and that Old-School Flag Probably Isn’t the Real Problem
My biggest beef with diversity in the workplace is that people say things they don’t mean. They do things for effect, because they think they should, or because they feel pressure to act and appear a certain way. But at the end of the day, if you don’t believe in what you’re doing, it’s not … Continue reading Wait, I Thought It Was Okay to Work from Home
I do not like stereotypes. They’re simplistic and occasionally – maybe more than occasionally – stupid. And while there is some truth to them – in the same way people who share an astrological sign also share some personality traits – large group assumptions are so easy to disprove it’s ridiculous. There’s always one or … Continue reading Millennials Dig Diversity
When you hear the word millennials, you may expect common and rather trite complaints about them being tech crazed, entitled and lazy. These may or may not be true, but more importantly, this demographic group — a growing super power in workforce numbers and influence — may be at a serious disadvantage with regard to … Continue reading The Problem Between Higher Ed and Millennials #millennials #work #highereducation
To mitigate tension between young and older workers – especially regarding Millennials – give ’em what they want – flexibility and feedback. It’s the only way to ensure workplace interactions are respectful and productive. Continue reading How to Close Generation Gap 2.0 #diversity #Millennials #work
One of my coworkers sent me an article titled Why Do Millennials Not Understand Racism? By Jamelle Bouie, of Slate.
Any reasonable adult should understand the basic tenets of racism. Of course, that is just a headline, and not the complete truth. Millennials do understand racism. According to the research stats Bouie presents, they just don’t want to be bothered.
According to MTV – likely polling this audience nationally to determine what they care about so it can convert and retain millennials as viewers – compared to older generations, this group is generally more tolerant, diverse and has a stronger commitment to equality and fair play. But this cohort also seems more interested in being colorblind than in addressing the problems around race and bias that still plague women and minorities in society today. Continue reading “Being Colorblind Is A Nice Theory #diversity #inclusion #millennials”