The toxicity of the millennials has outpaced my skill growth rate.
Is it toxicity or passion? The initial perspective/bias of the viewer has a demonstrable impact on how this is viewed. I would also say that the culture of the corporate executive has its own bias, that you trust statisticians that coin this millennial term in their work so that they can define an undefinable bump on a curve, because "they know what they are doing". I personally think they coin a different term for each successive generation to create a subtle bias that separates the next generation in a persons mind so that the divide and conquer strategy can be consistently exercised on society. It happened to your generation, it will happen to ours, in a different way.
I would say that the passion of this generation is far more subtle than the last(which is why it seems that the corporate world is scrambling for data), and a greater "threat" to our highly militarized society. Yet, this passion is misunderstood. This is how society regenerates, this passion is a strength to break old ways of thinking (assuming in this instance power systems are derived from controlling sexual need, like old religions). Thought diversity is important in a society, although western civilization has rarely ever seen in that way.
Passion often fades with age and facing the passion of the new generation can be daunting and perplexing. this passion is often misunderstood by the older generation because with age your hormonal production decreases and you just don't "feel it" anymore. The biggest issue is that this is often used by media to divide parents from their children, employers from their young employees(mass media youth worship). This employer/employee relationship helps to maintain the exploitative culture of business and to justify many actions that have little to no thought on morality for the older generation that preys upon the younger. Its a mark of our militarized culture, that we don't care, and this is intended because the USA is a great tool in beating down unruly plebs in our worldwide society.
You do not have the ability to fight the wave, its bigger than me and you. This is a new wave that you are trying to catch, to stay competitive and you can't miss it. I wouldn't get bogged down in metrics that don't address the core issues that millennials have, I haven't read one yet that is even on or near to the mark. From the one's I have read, the metrics are more about using old ideas to apply to this new generation, which is a flaw in reasoning. You can tell that these firms haven't hired many millennials, and the ones that they might have hired are probably so indoctrinated with dogmatic thought processes(an IV league education) that their analysis is mostly irrelevant.
Anyways, my thoughts, for what they are worth. The course of action remains up to you skipper, we are observing how you steer your ship because Stardock is an interesting company.
PS: I enjoy the delicate subtlety at which you approach a public conversation with me, maybe you should hire me.