Big demands and high expectations: What Generation Y wants from Business, Government and the future workplace
70 percent of tomorrow’s leaders may reject what traditional business has to offer, meaning significant challenges for business
Big demands and high expectations summarise the results of Deloitte’s third annual Millennial Survey released today. Across the globe, 70 percent of tomorrow’s future leaders may reject what traditional business has to offer, preferring to work independently through digital means in the future. This and other findings in Deloitte’s annual study of Generation Y point to significant talent challenges facing business leaders if they are to meet the expectations of the Millennial generation.
Millennials, who are already emerging as leaders in technology and other industries, want to work for organisations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and wish to see them make a positive contribution to society. The study also reveals that Millennials believe businesses are not currently doing as much as they could to develop their leadership skills and that they need to nurture their future leaders, especially as they cannot count on them biding their time until senior positions arise.
“Developing a culture of innovation in an effort to meet the increasing expectations of Millennials will not only help retain talented individuals, but will also better position businesses looking to promote innovative thinking as a form of differentiation,” said Deloitte New Zealand consulting partner Hamish Wilson.
“It is clear that businesses will continue to look to innovation as a means of stimulating growth, and Millennials will be key players within these initiatives.”
Deloitte surveyed close to 8,000 Millennials from 26 markets. As well as the general trend of high demands and expectations of Millennials, the global survey displayed that:
“As Millennials will make up an estimated 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025, business must work to foster innovative thinking, nurture emerging leaders, and endeavour to have an increased positive impact on society other than simply generating jobs,” said Mr Wilson.
“These steps will attract and retain individuals who may otherwise choose to operate independently, and allow agile businesses to capitalise on new innovative perspectives.”
For more information and to view the survey results, visit: http://www.deloitte.com/millennialsurvey.