Debunking Myths about Millennial Stereotypes Globally

Sometime ago, a skit was premiered on Saturday Night Live (SNL), an American late-night show, that showed millennials as new hires in a traditional office. The millennials were shown fussing over their smartphones, bragging about their technical superiority, demanding promotions and time off to “get some perspective”. The fact that this stereotype was placed on a national TV show, showcases how deep this myth is running in our mindsets. 

As a general rule, all stereotypes are exaggeration of insecurity. This stereotype pertaining to millennials, has given birth to a clan of consultants who charge exorbitant fees to help managers in navigating this supposedly ‘tricky’ set of inter-generational workforce issues. But this stereotype vanishes under scrutiny, like all other stereotypes. 

Jessica Kriegel