I love it when you guys send stuff my way. This is an article in last week’s Wall Street Journal about how Millennials are changing the work place sent to me by a MOAT in Washington, D.C.. In More Firms Bow to Gen Y’s Demands, we learn:
It is estimated Gen Y will comprise more than 40% of the U.S. workforce by 2020, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, far outnumbering any other generation.
A little over two years ago, Chegg Inc., an online textbook-rental service based in Silicon Valley, was struggling with high turnover among its millennial employees.
Chief Executive Dan Rosensweig gleaned from millennials’ exit interviews that they felt there was too much bureaucracy and not enough communication, utilization of their talent or fun. They also wanted the option of leaving the office at 2 p.m. and continuing their work at a Starbucks.
Like other companies looking to accommodate these younger workers, Chegg had to tread a fine line. Too much special treatment, and older workers would feel neglected. Too little, and younger workers would leave.
Some of the change is probably good, but much has resulted from a fairly demanding young work force that takes their toys and leaves if they’re unhappy. Wouldn’t it be great to raise a generation ready to work that could capitalize on a more flexible environment? It’s exciting to think of the possibilities.
Hopefully not determined to move back home, as discussed on yesterday’s Today Show:
I just love what one of the experts said: “Stick to your guns… no hand-outs, no bail-outs” for a returning adult child. The experts had some terrific pointers and specific steps to love your kids through a tough economy.
And last, but most certainly not least….
Tune into Family LIfe Today with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine for an equip-your-kids-early pep talk. They are super nice to air our Cleaning House interview for the next three days. I’ll be sure to provide the links.
You can also click here to access Day 1 of our interview :)
As always… thanks for walking the road with me!! It would be lonely out their without you.