Although generational differences are often overstated in the workplace, Millennials do face a unique challenge, thanks to the reality of modern 24/7 communication: "ruthless comparison" with their peers. In a recent series of hundreds of interviews with twentysomething Millennials across the United Kingdom, I heard this over and over again. As one Millennial described the challenge, "We are a generation that is ruthlessly comparing ourselves with those around us and our role models at the same time. And if we are not doing something exceptional or don’t feel important and fulfilled for what we are doing, we have a hard time."
"The Problem with Millennials? They're Way Too Hard on Themselves" is from hbr.org, published on May 2, 2016.