Some companies are opening their doors to their young workers’ parents, often in the form of open houses or “bring your parents to work” days. But GPB’s workplace expert says that also opens the door to problems.
Brandon Smith is not a fan of the idea, which he said often manifests at companies who have a lot of employees in the so–called millennial generation (people largely in their 20s now).
“It’s happening because the employees like it. They’re close to their parents and they’re still having their parents help them make decisions,” said Smith, who teaches about leadership, communication and workplace culture at Emory University and Georgia State. “Their parents like it too.”