The demographics of the workplace are beginning to change. The old guard is retiring, and as always Generation X never seems to get a lot of attention. Experts are looking beyond to their younger siblings of the Millennial Generation. These youngsters are taking the workplace by storm and with them, new methods, technological capabilities of how work is managed, and new definitions of success are being measured. Though this graphic is slightly dated, it nevertheless gives truthful insight into the mindsets of how this now dominant generation is seeking its share in the business world. Get out of the way or get on board as these now young adults are becoming the leaders of tomorrow and changing how work is done.
Generational differences are no secret. In fact, they make for good entertainment in many workplaces. Boomers don’t understand Millennials and Gen Z and vice versa. All grew up with different political climates and events forming different mindsets and behaviors. Despite the many differences, having a diverse, multigenerational workplace is actually a great thing. Different viewpoints make for different voices, different ideas, and different emphasis. Millennials and Generation Z are the next big up-and-comers in the workforce. By 2025, Millennials will make up almost 75% of the total workforce. This will make for a dramatic shift in scenery, but the changing of the guard is inevitable. These youngest generations are the future, so it is important to learn about them, how to communicate with them, and understand where their values lie. Check out the infographic to get a good look at what makes Millennials and Gen Z tick.