Blaming the Millennial: Been There, Done That, Got the T-Shirt
I’ve heard a lot of disparaging remarks about Millennials during my talks and workshops, and after asking other generations their thoughts on these so-called youngsters I’ve decided it’s time to give them a break.
The thing is, most people’s perceptions of Millennials are wrong. Not only are they not the lazy, entitled narcissists I’ve heard them being called, they’re also not even in the age bracket most people assume they fall into.
It’s time to give Millennials a break and stop blaming them for what’s going on in your organization. In today’s episode of the Confident Communications Podcast, I’m sharing two recent news stories that blame people of this generation for big business blunders and why someone else should have taken responsibility.
Mentioned in This Episode
- Millennials: Pew Research Center
- Millennial Definition: Oxford Living Dictionary
- Generation Next by Jonathan Rauch
- Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Tribute
If you need help in how to communicate online (and don’t want to ask a Millennial for help), grab my worksheet on how to avoid rookie mistakes.
Molly McPherson, M.S., APR, combines her knowledge of current communication practices with years of news and PR experience to help people become modern-age communicators in their industry and help to build crisis-proof businesses. From her work in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the cruise line industry in Washington, D.C., Molly develops the right plans and messaging for clients to protect and build their reputations. Molly founded Confident Communications executive learning program and frequently speaks on crisis communications, public relations and social media.