Getting in the Good Graces of a Gen-Y Boss

Tips for having a good, productive relationship with a millennial manager.

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Generation Y

There can be tension when one of your peers has been put into a position of authority, particularly since "millennials value equality more than hierarchy," as Karsh says. "It can be frustrating to have one of their peers promoted above them, and they'll probably want an explanation from higher-ups for why [it happened]."

Aside from this, Gen Y workers tend to have a harmonious relationship with a Gen Y boss. "It could be a beautiful match, because they probably feel similarly about working methods," Karsh says. The like-minded colleagues have to recognize how these characteristics affect a person in a management position. "Millennial managers feel that to be successful, they must also share 'the why' behind what they're doing as a manager," McDaniel says.