Myths, exaggerations and uncomfortable truths

The real story behind Millennials in the workplace

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Millennials: The real story The first wave of Millennials is rising up the ranks at work and shaping — or making — key business decisions. It’s important to understand the impact they’re having on today’s changing workplace, but if the buzz is to be believed, they’re either lazy narcissists or energized optimists bent on saving the world. So, what’s really going on? Our multigenerational study of employees in 12 countries debunks 5 common myths and exposes 3 “uncomfortable truths” that apply irrespective of age. Millennials — as digital natives — bring vital value to a work environment in the midst of a digital revolution. But in many ways, they are a lot like their older colleagues.