The Psychology of Millennials at Work
Caroline Beaton's latest writing on psychology and culture.
How do we stop being so lonely?
After decades, you’d think we’d know if outsourcing was The End of Middle Class America.
A University of College London study published recently discovered something we knew but denied: we’re lazy. For millennials, this research has real repercussions.
Multitasking with technology has become so engrained in our work processes that it’s bewildering we ever did anything without it.
What are you looking at but not seeing?
Our careers are not just long but random, circuitous and faulty.
Mysteriously, loneliness appears most prevalent among millennials. I see two compounding explanations.
Whether you’re just deciding on a professional path or ready for a mid-career change, here’s the psychology behind industry happiness levels.
These four soft skills are underdiscussed, rare, and essential in the modern workforce.
Our biggest decisions are often arbitrary, unconscious, ill-informed or short-lived.
When everything’s going wrong—our jobs, our families, our health, politics—it’s easy to freak out. Gradual solutions can feel unbearable. But patience pays off.
If you don't know whether you're an introvert or extravert, you live under a rock.
The future for female college grads feels bright. In turn, they have high expectations. Unfortunately, reality is the inverse of our hopes – and it gets worse with time.
Careers are the most common source of regrets second to education — and surpassing romance. Why?
We can all make our jobs into callings—sometimes without even changing occupations.
The average knowledge worker consequently loses 2.2 hours of productivity per day to distractions and recovery time. And email, the web, instant messaging and interruptions in knowledge work cost the U.S. $588 billion per year.
What professional dreams come true have in common.
Our career is chugging along per usual when a simple question falls from the sky and shatters our okay routine: “Is this it?”
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