They Are Not Actually A “Me” Generation

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here for They are not really a me generation) Older managers wonder why the youngest employees in their offices, the Millenials, seem so hungry for recognition. They wonder why these new people don’t just learn a little patience, and wait until they are older to start taking credit for stuff. It brings up a good point: Who deserves credit for the things that happen at work? In their book “Egonomics,” David Marcum and Steven Smith ask, “Who invented the assembly line?” People say Henry Ford. Who invented the telephone? Alexander Graham Bell. Who made […]

Working With Millenials

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News (click here for Working with Millenials) Last week we talked about Millenials, the young people who have started entering the workforce in recent years.  This week, let’s look at how we can maximize their performance and make full use of what they have to offer. The first thing to remember is to accept Millenials as they are, rather than treating them like some kind of weird aberration.  They aren’t aliens from space.  They are your younger cousins or even your own children.  They are exactly what you want to see in a new generation:  […]

What’s With Kids These Days?

By Fatmanur Erdogan, Hurriyet Daily News, What’s Up With Kids These Days (click) “They want everything and they want it now.  They’re spoiled brats.  They start a new job on Monday, and they expect to be CEO by Friday.  They come to work late, and they don’t even know how to dress right.” I hear the complaints all the time, coming from older managers complaining about the new crop of young people entering the workforce.  The new entrants are the “Millenials”, and they are definitely different from the generations before them. They come to work late, and they wear flip-flops.  […]