A recent study from Olivet Nazarene University analyzed workplace relationships between millennials and baby boomers to learn more about how they conduct business together. To accomplish this, they surveyed over 1,000 millennials and 1,000 baby boomers. They found that 30% of millennials say they’re being held back by an older colleague; 51% of boomers are worried that a younger colleague could take their job. For millennials, the most frustrating thing about working with a baby boomer is a “know-it-all” type of personality; for boomers, the most frustrating thing about working with a millennial is the amount of time they spend on their phone. When it comes to admiration, millennial respondents find their boomer colleagues to be dependable, punctual, and detail-oriented. For boomers, they find their millennial colleagues to be positive, problem solvers, and accountable. To see the full report from Olivet Nazarene University, check out the graphic below.
Workplace Relationships: Millennials vs Baby Boomers
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