We have all been hearing and reading about millennials—that dynamic, upstart generation of young adults who are shaking up the way we live and work. Most millennials are still 20-somethings but, depending on which definition you go by, the oldest members are entering their late 30s.
In healthcare, this means the millennial spirit is creeping up into the ranks of executives. Is this a good thing? I think so.
When painted in a negative light, millennials are described as impatient, entitled, and more in tune with the virtual world than the real one. On the positive side, however, millennials are considered fearless, innovative and civic-minded. They want to make a difference and don't need to be told by elders when it is time to do so.