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Study Reveals Relationship Between Millennials And Baby Boomers In The Workplace
A recent study from Olivet Nazarene University analyzed workplace relationships between millennials and baby boomers to learn more about how they conduct business together.
To accomplish this, they surveyed over 1,000 millennials and 1,000 baby boomers all of which identified as full time workers in March of 2020.
Here’s what they found:
- 30% of millennials say they’re being held back by an older colleague; 51% of boomers are worried that a younger colleague could take their job.
- 1 in 4 millennials have quit their job because of an older colleague; 1 in 3 boomers have quit their job because of a younger colleague.
- For millennials, the most frustrating things about working with baby boomers are: 1. “Know-it-all” personalities (52%) 2. Sense of entitlement (47%) 3. Their ego (34%) 4. Taking credit for other’s work (17%) 5. Laziness (16%).
- For boomers, the most frustrating things about working with millennials are: 1. Phone usage (48%) 2. Sense of entitlement (41%) 3. Laziness (35%) 4. Coming in late and leaving early (30%) 5. “Know-it-all” personalities (29%).
- When it comes to admiration, millennial respondents find their boomer colleagues to be dependable, punctual and detail oriented. For boomers, they find their millennial colleagues to be positive, problem solvers and accountable.
Take a look at the full report and infographic below.