According to a Gallup poll, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. This means the wants and needs of the workforce should be addressed in order to create the most efficient workplace possible.
This is essential, as only 29% of Millennials stated feeling engaged at work, while 60% said they were open to a new job opportunity. Knowing this, it’s clear that retention rates could suffer if companies don’t adjust their arrangements and policies to accommodate this younger generation.
Although there is a misconception that Millennials are indecisive, the truth is that this generation has turned away from the idea of working nonstop, with little regard to their own mental health and personal lives as previous generations have done.
The bottom line is that managers and these workers want the same thing: a mission-driven, collaborative workplace that nurtures connections with coworkers and is built around working towards a singular goal.
Collaboration over competitiveness is key here. Instead of pitting workers against each other, Millennials seek to be part of a team that thrives on mentorship, wellbeing and productivity.