Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Does Gen Y think it's OK to cheat?

Knowledge@W. P. Carey: Millennials -- workers younger than 31 -- grew up with "helicopter parents" and trophies for every game. They're bright and tech savvy, but also demand more validation and prefer rules that fit their own style. Barbara Keats, an associate professor of management at the W.P. Carey School of Business, wonders if their anything-to-get-ahead attitude also makes them more prone to cheat.

Not cheating, but I'd call it being more efficient
Oh, love those stereotypical labels.
Love it even more, when old farts try to suss out the elusive Gen Y.
Look lady, the truth is we know what we want and how to get it. We believe we can do it all. What's so wrong with that? We're hard workers, we'll get the job done (even if that means being extra resourceful), but we want to be rewarded and validated for our efforts.

The only downfall is the impatience.

1 comment:

Voice of Reason said...

I hate stereotyping generations. I'm considered Gen X and I manage people both younger (Gen Y) and older (Gen X/Boomers). You can't make generalizations about any of the groups. Some people are lazy, some are entitled, some are divas, and some bust ass and just work hard. The people who bust ass and work hard succeed and are rewarded by me--regardless of generation.