#18 Millennials: Family and Career Expectations


Being a child whose parents have largely contributed towards their upbringing, and worked hard to give them the best of everything that they possibly can, it is but natural for them to keep certain expectations from their children when it comes to their achievements and accomplishments in life. By virtue of being human, every child has certain dreams and ambitions that they wish to achieve at some point in their lives, which has the tendency to stress them out every once in a while. However, the stress experienced by children amplifies over time, especially when they come to realise their parents are also rooting for them to live up to their expectations and hopes.

Every parent wants their child to be the best in their field, and ace everything that they ever attempt to do. This may, at times, cause them to set the bar really high; so much so that it may even lead to them having unrealistic expectations from their children. Despite the fact that such expectations are kept keeping in mind the best interests of the child; many-a-times parents may unknowingly end up putting constant pressure over them to achieve their parental dreams and ambitions. It is thus important that parents both acknowledge as well as accept the significant differences between pressure and motivation



#17 Millennials: How Important is Your Mental Health?

Millennials are experiencing higher levels of anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide than generations past. Many reasons have been offered but none definitive, until now. A new study finds that this generation carries much higher levels of perfectionism, and that these elevated expectations may be to blame. UK researchers came to these conclusions, which were published in the journal Psychological Bulletin.


#16 Millennials and Social Technologies in the Workplace

Social media is a double-edged sword for employers. On one hand it serves as a free promotional tool for your company thanks that allows employees to share work-related photos and positive news on their personal social media channels. On the other hand, it has introduced the need to regulate these communications without stifling them.

With tech-savvy Millennials in the workforce and now Generation Z, the lines between “personal” and “professional” have become increasingly blurred online. As a result, your company would do well to maintain certain guardrails to ensure that no trade secrets or brand negativity are publicly shared.


#15 Millennials: How to Adapt to the workplace

Thanks to millennials, long gone are the days where you log your eight hours behind a desk doing the bare minimum until you can clock out at 5 on the dot.

“Most workers, many of whom are millennials, approach a role and a company with a highly defined set of expectations,” according to the survey. “They want their work to have meaning and purpose. They want to use their talents and strengths to do what they do best every day. They want to learn and develop. They want their job to fit their life.”

Sixty percent of employees say the ability to do what they do best in a role is “very important” to them. All employees, regardless of age or gender, placed the greatest importance on this aspect of a job. But millennials are more likely than both Gen Xers and baby boomers to say a job that accelerates their professional or career development is “very important” to them. It seems they are not only looking for a job they are passionate about, but one that fits into the bigger picture of their career path.