In this week’s Women to Watch Tech Watch with Sue Rocco, Mary Manzo discusses the millennial approach to the workplace and how their influence can have a positive effect on a company.
Millennials have gotten a bum rap by some generations as being lazy, undisciplined, entitled or unmotivated, but that’s a complete misconception — because millennials are used to the progression of technology. According to Fortune, it is said that the “millennial mindset” is constantly trying to find new ways to make things easier, faster, more flexible and efficient. They want things to be mobile and adaptable with everything they need and nothing they don’t.
This may come off as a sense of entitlement in the eyes of previous generations, but it could really be a blessing in disguise. With a desire for creativity and constant need for change, they are outspoken, creative with ideas and motivated to adopt the modern workplace now and in the future.
The world of business is always changing. One of the trends driving this rapid change is the constant innovation behind technology and the push for employees to adapt to the latest changes. According to Deloitte, millennials (defined by the US Census as people born from 1982-2000) will make up around 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025.
At Pathways, millennials currently make up 76 percent of our team.
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