6 Things Millennials Say at Work (and What They Really Mean)


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If you have Millennials on your staff, then I guarantee on more than one occasion you’ve thought to yourself, “I just don’t understand them.” It’s OK–lots of people feel that way.

The average age in my office is 25. I’ve learned a few things when it comes to Millennial speak. Here’s something you should know:

When Millennials keep it short, something’s up!

When Millennials keep their responses to a minimum, they’re trying to tell you something. They were raised by parents who trained them to be very sensitive to people’s feelings. They don’t like conflict–especially at work!–and in most cases, they’ll do whatever they can to avoid confrontation and uncomfortable conversations. With that in mind, these short little comments by Millennials mean a lot more than you realize.

1. “That could work.”

This really means “I don’t think that will work at all, but I don’t want to be rude…

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