The Rewards of Balancing Millennials on Your Shoulders
By Emily Lynch Hollister Marketing Intern & Northeastern University Student
Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known. - Ronald Reagan. For years, the workplace has adapted to evolving generations. From the Traditionalists who lived through World War II to Generation X that experienced the height of a separated household, the personal experiences of each generation directly contributed to the growth of our country. And, now, we are living a milestone—the first time that four generations are working side by side: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials. By 2020, Millennials (Gen Y) will make up 50 percent of our country’s workforce. Time states that at 80 million strong, the Millennial generation, born between 1980-1995, is the largest age grouping in American history.[i] If this generation is going to be in a position to lead, the tri-sector communities (businesses, government and social responsibility) had best begin adapting now to the Millennial work style.