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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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5.2. HANDLE WITH CARE

Millennials' need for recognition clearly brings new challenges for companies. Some employers consider millennials self-indulgent and high maintenance and are resisting demands for regular status reports on their performance. Managers say they have plenty of thoughts about their young employees' pros and cons, but can't spare the time to give feedback after every meeting and assignment.

Other companies, however, are realizing they need to be a bit more patient and understanding because they can't undo more than 20 years of being conditioned to receive praise. Rather than view it as coddling, some companies believe that regular feedback, including some well-deserved pats on the back, can be beneficial to the company as well ...

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