Millennials and Gen z are becoming a big part of the workforce now. With the massive shift coming in the work culture, workplaces have to bring in some changes in the work environment as well to make sure that the new generations fit right in and thrive as well.
The first digitally native generation to enter the workplace, and in some numbers too.
They want equity, transparency, flexibility, and purpose more than any other generation. For the new generation, work is more than just a job; they want real growth, not just professionally, but also personally, as well as a healthy work environment, an interactive culture, and, most importantly, a healthy work-life balance.
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Ability to Network
Millennials depend largely on networking and good communication. Gone are the days when meetings would just happen between the managers behind closed doors and filtered information will be passed on. Today, millennials seek constructive feedback and transparency. This brings out the best ideas and increases teamwork efficiency.
The new generation workforce cannot work from the confined cubicle or chained to a single assigned desk; they need the flexibility to work from anywhere. Fixed spaces cannot help them expand their creative horizons and innovation.
Being able to have the right work and life balance is also part of the flexibility that employees of the new generation count in the must-haves. They expect the enterprises to provide enough flexibility that they can devote time towards their personal growth, hobbies, and social circles.
Rising through Ranks and Recognitions
This story has been told many times, how recognizing hard work and ideas goes a long way. To retain any talent, recognizing the work done is important. Timely and regular feedback improve productivity, while on the other hand, it is equally important to include the positives in the feedback.
Millennials seek a positive push that can come from any direction regardless of the ranks. A confidence boost goes a long way and motivates one to bring more to the table. While Gen z moves towards professional growth, enterprises have a positive work environment and fresh ideas on the table. It is a win-win situation.
Millennials possess excellent qualities that can have a positive impact on a company’s values and culture. Giving them a congenial environment through which they can maximize their skills and discover their potential encourages them to stay longer and contribute to your company’s success.