I don’t think stereotyping a generation of people — who are all different individuals with different motivations — is necessary for bosses to understand how not to suck. Learning how not to be untrusting and manipulative has nothing to do with “understanding the generation” — Things like micro-management, broken promises and overwork/underpay piss everybody off. Not to mention:
- Most people I know do just fine without colleagues they would die for.
- People starved for money will definitely be motivated by more of it. It takes privilege to not care about pay.
- Most people don’t get to work on “Interesting Problems” because their jobs are necessary but not sexy. What are bosses at these workplaces supposed to do?