Tuesdays and Thursdays during the 2010 WordCount Blogathon, I’m running posts I originally wrote for SecondAct.com, an online magazine for people over 40 launched in April by Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, WomenEntrepreneur.com and EntrepreneurEnEspanol.com.
At work, Millennials may be the new kids on the block, but they’ve got a thing or two to teach older colleagues.
The 18 to 29-year-old age group also known as Gen Y has a completely different take on work than older generations. They’re more prepared, productive, focused and technologically literate, and older workers would do well to emulate them.
That assessment comes from Penelope Trunk, a careers expert, blogger, author and one of the day’s leading interpreters of how Gen Y thinks and acts at work. Trunk first parlayed her expertise on the subject into a book called Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success, which became a springboard for a blog and more recently a Gen Y social network, also called Brazen Careerist.
For older workers to get ahead on the job, they have to stop acting their age and adopt a completely different mind set, Trunk says.
Read the rest of this post at SecondAct.com: To get ahead at work, think like a Millennial.