If we believed everything we read about Millennials, or “Gen Y”, we’d have organisations full of self-entitled, narcissistic, lazy people who have zero loyalty, only want to be entrepreneurs, and don’t believe in the value of hard work.
I’ve never been a fan of over-generalising when it comes to different generations in the workforce. However, there is a definite shift in the business experience because of the outlook and skills Gen Y bring to the table. Gen Y employees can leverage the positive aspects of that and the other generations can maximise engagement levels and opportunities presented by the diversity of thinking and experience Gen Y brings, which is crucial for success in a fast-changing industry such as legal.
Here are some of the elements Gen Y employees can bring to the table: