Timothy Munyon, assistant professor of management, spoke to Main Street about how Millennials aspire to leadership roles representing a shift in attitudes in the workplace.
From the article with the headline “Millennials Want to be the Boss:”
“It’s easy to understand why Millennials and Generation X-ers have different opinions about leadership, because they were exposed to dramatically different family experiences,” said Timothy Munyon, an assistant professor of management at the University of Tennessee.
Munyon said many in Generation X often grew up in families where both Baby Boomer parents worked, were ambitious and, as a result, were often gone from the home. This negative experience has solidified a strong desire in Generation X not to trade off family quality of life for work, hence their reluctance to “move up the chain.”