We’re often told that Millennials possess certain traits – that they lack loyalty to their employers; aren’t motivated by monetary rewards; value work-life balance over paying their dues; are comfortable challenging authority; and want more autonomy in their roles.
But at this year’s inaugural Millennial Leadership Summit in Toronto, Ritu Bhasin challenged these assumptions by explaining how the experience of having overlapping cultural identities influences the preferences and behaviors of some Millennials and, in turn, affects how they are evaluated.
According to Ritu, the generalizations made about Millennials represents a homogeneous cross section – namely, Millennials who belong to the dominant culture.
Watch the video to hear Ritu explain: What is intersectionality? How does applying an intersectionality lens create more inclusive performance management?