How to Maximize Millennials According to, Well, Millennials

In this highly entertaining infographic produced as a joint effort between the University of North Carolina Business School and the Young Entrepreneurs Council (both largely comprised of the under-30 crowd), readers are able to see the clear cut differences between older workers Millennials (a.k.a. Generation Y, Generation Why, Boomlets, Nexters, etc.).

Through surveys, the respondents that represent this young cohort indicate their preferences and desires when it comes to taking their place in a multi-generational workforce. They’ve also used the opportunity to promote their growing power in sizes and highlighted the advantages of attracting and retaining them in your organization.

It’s worth a close look — enjoy.

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This was originally published on Eric Chester’s Reviving Work Ethic blog. His new book is Reviving Work Ethic: A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce. For copies, visit

Eric Chester is a leading voice in the global dialogue on employee engagement, and building a world-class workplace culture. He's an in-the-trenches researcher on the topic of the millennial mindset, and the dynamics of attracting, managing, motivating and retaining top talent. Chester is a Hall-of-Fame keynote speaker and the author of 4 leadership books including his newly released Amazon #1 Bestseller On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in their People without Burning Them Out.  Learn more at and follow him at @eric_chester


1 Comment on “How to Maximize Millennials According to, Well, Millennials

  1. Ok, so according to this…I don’t even know what to call it…millenials are a big group, want a lot of feedback as long as it’s not critical, can’t really focus their attention on one thing for too long, want all of the same things other generations want (like development and advancement opportunities, meaningful work, the ability to contribute, etc), and are motivated by pizza parties.  I am so desperately disappointed in UNC for releasing such a trite, non-analytical treatment of a generation encompassing millions of Americans.  This is what our education system has come to?

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