As we prepare to move into a new decade, it is only natural that we can expect some major shift in the composition and priorities of the workforce. With the advent of the internet, there have been huge shifts in the traditional structures of business, not just in terms of scope but also an increasing reliance on stratified priorities. Upon close examination, the younger generation of workers are slowly being groomed to take up key positions within organizations in the future, and we can expect further shifts to occur in order to accommodate the needs of the future workforce.
The Millennial Mindset is one of the most widely discussed topics among career experts and counsellors, who understand that the priorities and needs of millennials differ vastly from those who came before. Many of these younger professionals rarely care too much about having a big paycheck. The factors that motivate them center around development, both for their own personal growth and the organization they represent every day. Growth is often a larger metric of success for them, rather than a big bank balance and this fundamentally changes the way professionals must approach their careers. This difference in needs has played a huge role in identifying what future trends amongst millennials might be like, particularly beyond the year 2020 after which millennials will begin assuming positions as leaders, such as Team Leader, Department Head and even upper management. There are bound to be massive changes to how these professionals have traditionally approached their daily responsibilities and long term plans.
These fundamental realignments to organizational approaches not only guarantee massive changes to organizational priority but also how employees think, operate and perceive their success. One cannot overstate enough that a company is only as good as the people that work within its structure every day. Millennials are making changes to the hierarchy itself with the borders between higher management and regular employees shortening. They tend to work more closely and in a more qualitative fashion using technology to ensure that work is both a collaborative and meaningful experience. While some argue millennials come across as too hands-on with their approaches, this is not the case as studies have shown us time and again that the most successful organizations depend almost entirely in their communication, productivity and adaptive capabilities, which millennials excel at.
We can provide more insight into this growing phenomenon through our whitepaper which showcases the relationship between leadership and sustainability in the modern age, and how millennials will define it even more clearly in the coming years. Having a close look at the statistics and factors has allowed us to gauge and understand a few core characteristics of the future professionals who will be responsible for organizational leadership. Not only must we acknowledge their arrival into major roles, understanding what makes them tick and how it can change lives a is an important part of the process. We aim to provide that clarity so you are able to prepare for the future and successfully adapt yourself to both present and future needs.