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Generation Y for Rookies by LID Editorial

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CHAPTER 5

Managing Gen Y

Managing Gen Y – why are they so“difficult”?

I hear so many stories from organizations I work with about what a challenge Gen Y are proving to be for managers. There are far fewer stories about what a joy they are to manage! Understandably, there is a fair amount of frustration and conflict brought about by the different, styles, expectations and attitudes of the different generations in the workplace right now.

Different world/different expectations

The context in which Boomers and Gen X grew up was one where senior managers or anyone above you in the managerial hierarchy had more status, power and therefore “voice” than anyone below them. This is a largely unspoken (and often extremely unhelpful) characteristic of organizational ...

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