The common complaints about the Millennial generation of employees is that they’re just not as good, hard-working or dependable as the people who came before them. Of course, every previous generation has been faced with similar complaints from their elders. Are Millennials really more interested in promotions and social media updates than getting their work done, or is this a case of generational bias?
Martin Wiedmann, Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety at Cornell University, believes that the mindset of the Millennial worker is really not so different from any other worker. When it comes to teaching employees about food safety, for instance, a straightforward lecture is often ineffective for an adult learner of any generation.