Despite the recent trend and banter bashing millennials for their lack of work ethic and mindset, I think it’s important to take a step back. We should be cautious not to label all millennials into a single category or type of person that has too high of expectations and skewed ethics. Why should we lump everyone born in a certain generation as generally incompetent and too expectant? What does this say about the future of our country and how these millennials will work for and eventually lead businesses within the next few decades?
Millennials matter because despite a different mindset, they are the future. Yes, they have a lot to learn, like any young generation. But they also have vibrant ideas that expect quick, at your fingertips communications in a fast evolving technological world. Social media has quickly become a necessity of our business world, and companies need to understand why it holds a presence in their overall strategy and marketing plans.
Millennials expectant ideology isn’t necessarily a direct reflection of the type of people they are, but perhaps correlated to the technological age they have been raised in. Quick access to information and a world accessed through smartphones has changed the way the world connects.
Maybe it’s a good thing that this is the basis for a generation, and it will probably lead to an even more connected world in the next few decades. As millennials grow, it can surely be expected that generations after them take on a similar mindset.
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