My whip-smart niece visited me last month. She’s about a year into her first real job and I was curious about her take on the well-documented divide between millennials and other generations. As an organizational development consultant, I thought I possessed some insight into this complex dynamic. I‘d read several articles, watched a popular Simon Sinek interview on millennial workers, and had my own first-hand experience. What she said, however, surprised me.
On a flight home from a recent client engagement, I overheard a conversation between two Millennials sitting in the row behind mine. They were bemoaning how long it takes to advance at their company.