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What Gen Yers want from the workplace

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 8 December 2008

 


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What Gen Yers want from the workplace
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 102
Posted DateMonday 8 December 2008 18:55 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
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An interesting article by Teresa Wu: Generation Y in the Workplace Explained. Funny, I am most definitely a baby boomer but I crave the same things!

But did I, when I was twenty-something? To a large degree yes. I was by and large quite conventional and a little afraid "to ask" but I wanted all the other things - especially the freedom "to do what I loved". I guess that's why, today, I am working for myself!
As Gen Y enters the professional world, we bring a whole new set of rules. We’re often criticized for our restless job-jumping or our sense of entitlement. The truth is, we might play the game differently, but that doesn’t mean we’re not every bit as bright, innovative, and hardworking. Here’s why.
  • We crave personal development
  • We pursue unconventional paths
  • We value company culture
  • We’re not afraid to ask
  • We embrace transparency
  • We just want to do what we love




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