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Are millennials lazy? Show more Show less

Older generations often consider millennials entitled and lazy in the workplace. Millennials see themselves as more efficient and better at challenging established rules in a way that sparks growth and innovation. Which one is it?

No, millennials are not lazy. Show more Show less

Millennials aren't lazy, quite the opposite, they are hard workers.
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Millennials value purpose over money

Work for work's sake holds limited appeal to a generation that anyway doesn't believe it will be able make equivalent income to their parents.
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Western 20th Century culture put a huge premium on work for work's sake and on financial self-betterment. The American dream was to reach a higher economic status in life than your parents, and Margaret Thatcher (UK Prime Minister, 1979-1990) is said to have declared: "A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure". Millennials have reacted against that explicit 20th Century materialism, and have placed 'Purpose' - social, environmental, psychological, political - at the heart of their quest for self-actualisation.

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