Millennials at Work

Mat Luschek has done an interesting piece on millennials in the workforce today. He writes:

"The workplace is increasingly making way for Millennials; generally defined as people in the age range of 18 to 34. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a projected 74.9 million Millennials will outnumber the Boomers this year. This means companies aren't thinking about what Millennials are looking for in a job, they should soon."

Luschek argues Millennials are looking for primarily flexibility, coaches not managers, entertainment and opportunities, collaboration and confidence in leadership. As a counterpoint Culture Amp's CEO Didier Elzinga disagrees saying these are trends in workplace expectations that are happening to everyone.

What are your thoughts? Is the way we need to manage our workplaces changing to achieve high productivity and if so how do we tackle this?

Read more about issues like these in the Future of Work Commission's issues papers.

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  • commented 2016-01-12 10:43:02 +1300
    I am with Mat.My observation is that there is a shift taking place towards these these five factors,particularly for Millennials.It’s just more obvious with this group than others.