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Fact or Fiction: Is Gen Y Lazy?

Posted by YWM on April 26, 2010

With a flurry of false assumptions landing on the heads of Gen Y workers, BPW Foundation CEO Deborah Frett wants to set the record straight.

In Fact or Fiction: Is Gen Y Lazy?, Frett cites a recent Pew Foundation study- and the media frenzy around its results- and gets to the bottom of the debate. What we learn about Gen Y is determined by the questions we ask. And we’re asking the wrong questions.

Calling Gen Y (born 1978-1994) lazy is en vogue. The Washington Post’s April 3rd article is among the latest to call into question this generation’s work ethic.
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One Response to “Fact or Fiction: Is Gen Y Lazy?”

  1. Jennifer said

    Good article. My favorite question BPW poses is: How does their understanding of work affect how and when Gen Y produce results? I think Gen Y just has different values, but the important part is the relationship we create with our work.

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