[Infographic] The Millennial Wheel of Disengagement
February 14, 2015
It's been a slog, but the economy seems to be healing, with job creation returning to levels not seen since the final years of the Clinton administration. That's a good thing, for lots of reasons — not least of them the fact that every day between now and 2030, 10,000 boomers will retire and start receiving Social Security and Medicare benefits. Is that a problem for the economy? The Social Security Administration thinks so — and not just because 33 percent of its workforce and 48 percent of its supervisors will be eligible to retire this year.
But wait. Despite what you may have heard, millennials, 77 million strong and comprising a quarter of the U.S. population, are eager, ready, and -- we all should hope -- willing to save us. As the infographic below from Virtuali, a leadership training firm suggests, they just need a little attention and opportunities to show their stuff.
Is your workplace a boomer-millennial conflict zone? Or have the young and the olds figured out how to get along? What are the biggest misconceptions about millennials in the workplace? And what should boomers be doing to ensure that the leadership transition to Gen X and the millennials is seamless? Share your thoughts in comments section below....
— Mitch Nauffts