Will millennials have an advantage in the modern workplace?

The world of business is always changing. One of the trends driving this rapid change is the constant innovation behind technology and desire for employees adapted to those latest changes.

Millennials may be depicted by the older generations as lazy, undisciplined, entitled or unmotivated, but it is a complete misconception for those who are actively working hard to innovate their direction onto the path of their careers.

According to Deloitte, by 2025, millennials (defined by the US Census Bureau as people born from 1982-2000) will make up around 75 percent of the global workforce. When it comes to technology, not only are they ahead of the game, but their lives revolve around it.

They can remember when computers and cell phones were introduced into the home and have easily adapted to smart technology. Applications like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel have been a part of their lives since early elementary school.

Millennials are used to the progression of technology. According to Fortune, it is said that the “millennial mindset” always wants to find a way 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 an innovative career that doesn’t mold with the traditional 9-5 job setting.

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