The AARP continues to assert that older workers are, in fact, more valuable than their younger counterparts. However, evidence suggests that young employees are an important ingredient in the creation and growth of firms, in part because of their willingness to take risks and innovate. Yet, Millenials --people born between 1995 and 2005 -- often get a bad rap in the workplace.
Dr. Jessica Kriegel, organizational development consultant and author of Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit From Ditching Generational Stereotypes(Wiley, 2016), has been on a campaign to end the generational stereotyping of young people. Kriegel argues that not only does such labeling create unfair biases; in fact, there is no clear evidence to support the messages that the current stereotypesconvey. The following is an excerpt of our interview: