Meeting the Needs of Millennials in the Workspace
What are they really looking for?
Before we dive in, you may be asking yourself why your business should cater to a specific age group. Not only are Millennials the largest demographic in terms of age, it’s also the fastest growing one, so it would be foolish to dismiss it. According to Pew Research, there were 56 million Millennials (age 21-36) were working or looking for work in 2017. That was more than the 53 million Generation Xers, who accounted for a third of the labor force.
So, what do Millennials want?
A report from the Specialty Coffee Association of America showed that Millennials drink more specialty coffee than any other generation. Also, because of its health benefits, more and more millennials are opting for tea as their go-to beverage. An old school coffee machine is no longer going to cut it. Now’s the time to splurge on that fancy coffee machine you were eyeing for the office and some quality tea bags.
Millennials work long hours as a result of increasing workload. According to Manpower Group, a study found that 73% of millennials work more than 40 hours a week and almost a quarter worked over 50 hours.
Creating a comfortable environment that adapts to everyone’s needs is key. Sit-stand desks that allow employees to adjust desks to their desired height are popular among millennial workers. Ergonomic products like keyboards, monitor stands, and other accessories can give millennials the benefits they’re looking for. These types of efficient and comfortable considerations improve accuracy, reduce fatigue and save time, which keeps workers healthy and happy.
Millennials have grown up in a tech-forward world, which means they’re comfortable with, and even expect to work with convenient tools that make work easier and better. So, besides meeting their caffeine needs and providing adjustable furniture, adopt the latest technology.
Start with the basics, such as reliable conference lines, dependable WIFI, diverse communication tools and cloud-based platforms for file management and sharing.
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