10 millennial myths busted

The authors take issue with a recent Forbes article and a widespread stereotyping of Gen Y. Today’s 20-somethings, they say, work differently from prior generations but get equal or even better results.

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In a well-circulated Forbes article, Jason Nazar gave 20 reasons why 20-somethings are not quite up to par—including instructions on how we could manage our money, careers, and relationships more effectively.

Every day, we’re inundated with articles advising “How to Manage/Hire/Mentor/Talk to/Eat Lunch with a Millennial.”

Our generation has become a national obsession, with a focus on lambasting under-30s with condescending generalizations that disregard the contributions and potential of one of the most diverse generations in history.

So, let’s bust a few of the more commons myths:

Myth 1: We’re more productive in the morning

Everyone works differently, and we’re a generation that values flexibility. Let us work at the times we’re most productive, and it will only benefit your business. Granted, we want to be part of the team, and sometimes that means that we all have to be in one place at the same time. Aside from that, we’ll be happier and do better work if you treat us like individuals with our own distinct schedules and preferences. Measure the results, not the time frame.

Myth 2: Social media is not a career

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