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Managing global millennials: put your stereotypes aside

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Managing global millennials: put your stereotypes aside

The millennial generation grew up in a global village, connected across borders by the internet and social media. Those links have helped produce a cohort with many shared experiences, values and attitudes. But just how much alike are millennials around the world, particularly when it comes to career and workplace issues?

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<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120509-is-it-all-about-the-money" href="http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120509-is-it-all-about-the-money" class="track" "="" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; outline: 0px;">That’s a question I have been exploring since I researched and wrote my book The Trophy Kids Grow Up, a look at the generation born between 1980 and 2001 as this age group entered the workforce. After making presentations about millennials to corporate recruiters and managers in such countries as Italy, Sweden, Scotland, Canada and Argentina, I came away convinced that the world’s young people are more alike than different  — from their social media habits, to their hovering helicopter parents, to their confidence and great expectations.