When you have to spend nine or more hours per day at work, with the same people, it's a given that the experience would be so much better if you actually liked and got along with the people you have to work with -- especially when it comes to your boss. Yet, for most of us there is typically one or more people who are a regular, major, and painful thorn in our sides.
While baby boomers may have stuck with the same job for a lifetime, millennials don't like to sit still. Accustomed to instant gratification with drive up windows, multiple mobile devices and high speed connectivity, they don't like to stay in one place too long. And this attitude has transferred to the workplace.
Hearing Anne-Marie Slaughter speak at Fortune's Most Powerful Women last week was nothing short of exhilarating. I've long been a fan of Slaughter's approach to changing strategies for greater equality, focusing not on changing attitudes or rallying working women to try harder, but on changing policies and systems.
According to Google Ngram, there has been a surge in the use of the words happy, honest, hungry and humble after a steady decline over the last century. The popularity of these adjectives may be a reflection of societal values. These are the same values that are fundamental to SendGrid's corporate culture.
I hope higher education doesn't demise as a result of its corporatization. I hope we don't cover up what needs to be illuminated and corrected. I hope we are wise and committed enough to change what we need to change to ensure that the next generation has a chance to enjoy the benefits of a college experience or education.