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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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6.2. BOSSES OR BABYSITTERS?

Many millennials, in fact, aren't ready to grapple with complex business problems alone. Once they move into the workplace, they still want lots of hand holding. They flounder without precise guidelines but thrive in structured situations that provide clearly defined rules and the order that they crave. They like a straightforward road map and timeline of what their job responsibilities are and how they will pay off in terms of career advancement. That way, they figure, there will be no mistaking what they're expected to accomplish. In short, they want a clearly scripted work life. Of course, that's impossible in today's volatile business environment, but try telling that to a millennial.

So what's a manager to do ...

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