Managing Those Pesky Millennials

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The 80 million millennial workers born between 1980 and 1995 are now streaming into the workplace, and they are hellbent on rewriting the rules of American business. So reported Morley Safer on "60 Minutes" on Sunday.

These young, tattooed, flip-flop wearing workers are "about to attack everything you hold sacred: from giving orders, to your starched white shirt and tie," Safer asserted. And what's more, you aren't even going to put up a fight. Faced with this unruly group of unretainable recruits, businesses are relaxing dress codes, learning to lavish praise on even the most mediocre underlings, embracing work-life balance, and nurturing their reputations as fun "employer brands." (In a related story, Google's house masseuse just retired young and rich, according to the New York Times.)

Last updated: Nov 12, 2007




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