Excerpts from a post by Alan Murray (editor of Fortune- https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-do-millennials-really-want-alan-murray):
“Some 50% of millennials say having a “job you enjoy” is “extremely important” to them, compared with just 38% of boomers.
They are the ones most comfortable with the new human appendage—the smartphone—that lets them stay connected to a vast network of friends and provides instant access to information, both good and bad. They are quickest to adapt to the ways in which the mobile Internet is changing the fundamental logistics of their lives, and the first to demand the workplace do the same.
So pay attention. The millennials aren’t spoiled products of a coddled past. They are harbingers of our connected future.”
By age, I’m not a millennial but a baby-boomer (barely), but I couldn’t agree more, also if many millennials that I have been in touch with sometimes sound a little bit compelled to confirm all the stereotypes about them… built by previous generations.
Don’t feel guilty about being what Murray calls “harbingers of our connected future”- and help those older than you to evolve organizations into something more protean.
Link (source of the picture): http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/millennials-in-adulthood/