5 common myths about millennials in the workplace—debunked

Contrary to popular belief, millennials’ career goals and expectations don’t differ much from their Generation X and Baby Boomer colleagues, a new study from IBM reports.

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Since they joined the workforce, millennials have had the reputation of being lazy, self-centered and imbued with a sense of entitlement.

A new study from IBM says that reputation might not be deserved.

The study says the primary difference between millennials and their older co-workers is simply their digital proficiency—because millennials grew up with technology, they are more comfortable with it. When it comes to professional goals, engagement with work and preferred leadership styles, millennials want many of the same things that Baby Boomers and Generation Xers do.

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The study debunks five common myths about millennials, presenting the results in true millennial form-in memes:

Myth 1: Millennials’ career goals and expectations differ from those of Baby Boomers and Generation Xers.

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