Challenge the status quo in any form or fashion and you’re going to stir tension. Case in point: millennials and their approach to the workplace.
“When you have a large group of young, talented people coming into the workforce who are more vocal about what they want, it’s going to create friction,” says Jennifer McClure, president of leadership strategy firm Unbridled Talent in Cincinnati.
Each generation has its own distinct work style, says Jaime Klein, founder of Inspire Human Resources, a human resources consulting firm in New York. “Millennials are confident in their abilities, in speaking to senior colleagues, in asking for promotions, and I think that’s disarming to older generations,” she says.