The millennial generation and the workplace
Thesis (M.A.L.S.)--Georgetown University, 2010.; Includes bibliographical references.; Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF format. Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are entering the workplace and experiencing tension with previous generations who have been there for decades. The overall experience is that Americans today are overworked, stressed, unhealthy and unhappy. Can this be remedied with changes in the workplace? Is it possible to have work/life balance for the Millennial Generation?; This thesis will discuss generational theory and its relation to the workplace. It will focus on the unique characteristics of the Millennial generation and how their upbringing has contributed to their values, culture and outlook on life. It will also compare how the three older existing generations have handled similar pressures and conditions and acknowledge the cyclical pattern of society through surveys, statistics and polls.; Millennials as a whole are independent, creative and efficient. They seek fairness, justice and diversity. Their development in a world of individualism and customization, their familiarity with technology, their ability to multitask and their desire for a balanced schedule of work and family all coalesce to create a life that is rewarding. They are looking for this type of flexibility to be institutionalized so that everyone can benefit from a more peaceful work experience.; This thesis demonstrates that there is a mismatch of expectations in the workplace between generations. It describes one approach to resolving this issue and explains the basic tenants that will need to be addressed in any strategy. It is possible to have work/life balance if there is clear communication between employer and employee and if they work together to reach goals that are mutually beneficial.
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