Plenty of criticism has been leveled at Millennials for their obsession with personal technology, their self-centeredness and their lackluster work ethic. But like it or not, Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. It’s time to welcome them and capitalize on the positive attributes they bring to the workplace.
Writing for Fortune magazine, Lauren Stiller Rikleen offers some unconventional advice to Millennials entering the workforce,
In particular: Use your collective power to seek workplace change.
According to Rikleen:
As the largest generation in history, Millennials can be a force for the implementation of broad-based workplace flexibility, if they choose to use their power to do so. The data is global, compelling, and unambiguous. Millennials, more than any prior generation, see work as important, but as one aspect of a fully integrated life.
Lauren Stiller Rikleen is President of Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership and Executive-in-Residence at Boston College Center for Work & Family.