Millennials are getting a bad rap. Surveys say members of Gen Y entering the workforce are sometimes self-centered and have work/life expectations that are unrealistic. So what happens when these same people move up to management positions? How do they measure up to older Baby Boomer and Gen X counterparts?
According to new workplace research by EY, Millenials get high marks for being tech savvy (78 percent) and enthusiastic (68 percent). They get lower marks for being team players (45 percent) and hardworking (39 percent).
Compared to other generations, Millennials came out worse on negative traits including being "difficult to work with" and "entitled."
A study in 2010 by Paul Harvey at the University of New Hampshire found that entitled employees are more likely than others to get frustrated in the workplace and to take it out on coworkers.
"The frustration experienced by entitled workers appears to stem from perceived inequities in the rewards received by co-workers to whom psychologically entitled employees feel superior," Prof. Harvey was quoted by CNBC.
Are Gen Y managers better or worse managers than previous generations were at the same age?