Culture shock in the workplace – research into generation Y
Carina Paine, December 20, 2012
Research from Ashridge Business School reveals an alarming mismatch between what managers and generation Y employees expect of each other in the workplace.
The global survey of almost 3,000 managers and graduates shows although managers admire the intelligence and energy of young professionals, they dislike their strong focus on self, the pursuit of fame and recognition, and believe these millenials are "poor team players" who lack respect.
Graduates, on the other hand, are hungry for responsibility and progression, struggle with the more formal communication style of their managers and place a much stronger emphasis on achieving a good work/life balance.