The Problem with Generational Stereotypes at Work

Forget everything you’ve read. Research proves that millennials are no different from any other generation. When Jessica Kriegel set out to write her doctoral dissertation on the unique attributes of the millennial generation, she discovered one major problem:  there weren’t any.

“As I was reading all of the different books, research articles, and peer-reviewed studies on generational difference, I started to realize how much contradiction there is in the literature,” says Kriegel, who earned a PhD in educational leadership with a specialization in human resources management from Drexel University in 2013. “I realized it’s all kind of made up. There’s not a lot of hard data that supports any of these assumptions. It’s all anecdotal, case studies, research studies with 200 people that they apply to the broader population, and it’s really damaging.”  Read full article Fast Company

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  1. I agree. There is a really good Ted Talk about this in which she reads the headlines written about “Gen X” and “Baby Boomers” back in their younger days and they are the same stereotypes applied to twenty year olds today.


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