“Three Reasons You Need To Adopt A Millennial Mindset Regardless Of Your Age”

That’s the title of a short article in Forbes with a refreshing take on the multigenerational workplace. It steers clear of the standard fallacy that younger workers suffer when older ones stay on the job. It avoids the usual grumbling about baby boom’s oversize footprint, emphasizing cross-cohort collaboration instead. And it points out that success in the workplace means adopting and adapting to the work habits of the Millennials (b. 1982-2004) who are moving into management now. (One third of US workers report to a younger boss—often a lot younger, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.) 

This means using social networks and other platforms to communicate on the job—and off. Getting used to working any time, from anywhere, using any device. Embracing new ways to share and collaborate. And being “open to people of all cultures, since our workforce of the future will be increasingly multi-cultural, age diverse and global.” Sounds good to me.

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