O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

8.4. EXPRESS YOURSELF

In their quest for workplace balance, millennials also seek freedom to express themselves personally. They want more than casual Fridays. They want casual everyday.

But millennials are clashing with some tradition-bound companies over their wardrobes, tattoos, body piercings, and rainbow-hued hair. Some managers cringe when they see young employees sashay into the office wearing torn jeans and flip-flops and sporting tattoos on their arms and piercings on their face. One young woman at an investment bank told me she'd be willing to pay $20 a day for the chance to wear jeans to work. But so far, no one has taken her up on her offer.

Some employers may have no choice but to become more tolerant. According to a survey by the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required