Is my generation so week that we constantly need twitter style self-esteem boosters administered in quick shots of “microfeedback”?
I’m beginning to think so after reading an article in the May Harvard Business Review entitled, “Mentoring Millennials”. In it, the authors discuss millennials desire for near constant feedback, or “microfeedback”. They describe microfeedback as “performance assessment for twitterholoics”.
Hmmm…is feedback limited to 140 characters what it’s come down to?
Yes, a thirst for guidance and constructive feedback is normally positive. And yet, I fear that my generation has crossed the line from wanting feedback for personal and career development into needing constant feedback for validation.