Millennials often get a bad rap for constantly changing jobs and for not being loyal to a single company in their entire lives, but that isn’t the goal of many people in this generation. Crystal Kadakia is one of these Millennials who didn’t want to fit that mold. She wanted to work for twenty five or more years for a single company, and though that didn’t exactly happen for her, there are many other Millennials like her. Crystal left her job at a Fortune 100 company as a project engineer and then a training manager in order to start her own company which would help other companies embrace the differences between generations.
Crystal founded and runs a consulting company for other businesses in the People and Organization category, specifically about Generation Collaboration and Workplace Design. She recognized that there was more to generations working together than the typical generation charts and stereotypes that people put others into. Crystal tested many concepts to find the one that she now works and consults on through her business, which shows how being an entrepreneur takes effort, research, and time.
Crystal shares her story and what she’s learned from her experience in this article from The Huffington Post in more detail.
Here is a list of lessons that Crystal shares with her readers:
- Title doesn’t matter
- Figure out how to view all your skills as transferable
- The future is cross-disciplinary
- Learn what you can from those who have gone before you
These lessons are inspirational to me because, as is Crystal’s goal, they can be applied to any field that I choose to go into.