The Generation Y Stigma

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As the first generation to use the Internet in a more productive form, communicate through cellular phones, text messaging and instant messaging adamantly, and bring digital cameras everywhere—all from an early age—generation Y is the most technologically adept yet technology dependent groups to enter the workforce thus far. Although that is very true, generation Y has somehow earned a stigma during the past few years.

Case in point: Many analysts or generational experts have said gen Y lacks essential soft skills to function well in corporate society, as well as the willingness to toil for success. The clash between the three to four generations among today’s workforce is undeniable.

However, rather than the press stressing generation Y’s negatives or skills deficiencies, the press and corporate society should embrace this generation for all that it could add to businesses and society as a whole. Because face it, generation Y will likely lead the next major technological advancement swing of the near future.

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