Millennials are not that different from other generations when it comes to what they want in the workplace. That’s because both millennials and non-millennials prefer face-to-face communication. Further, 48% of millennials prefer virtual means of communication as well, compared to 37% of non-millennials, finds a Deloitte survey.
Core work values are similar between both groups with the majority of millennials (70%) and non-millennials (76%) agreeing that adding value to an organization is important to their jobs.
Findings also show that employers are changing, offering more flexibility, open and tech-friendly environments. While about 90% of employees prefer to work at the office, they still want the option of working from home. Further, 62% of millennials and 59% of non-millennials feel open and connected to their coworkers, and two-thirds agree they seek such connections in an ideal workplace.
“As more millennials begin their careers, the workforce and how people behave and connect with one another will continue to change,” says Karen Pastakia, partner, Consulting at Deloitte. “Creating a workplace that keeps pace with these changes will be an important differentiator for those organizations that get it right.”