If I have to read ONE more of these, I am going to scream. Here's the latest from PwC:
A new report released today, PwC's NextGen: A global generational study, reveals that enhancing workplace flexibility and equity between work and home is one of the keys to improving job satisfaction among Millennials. According to the report, while younger workers are more tech-savvy, globally focused, informal, and willing to share information, they do not feel more entitled or less committed than their non-Millennial counterparts, and are willing to work just as hard. PwC's NextGen is one of the largest, most comprehensive studies into the attitudes and behaviors of the Millennial generation.
"The Millennial generation is pushing organizations to the work world many of them want," said Terri McClements, Vice Chair and US Human Capital Leader at PwC. "Those organizations that pay attention to this seismic change and adapt accordingly should find themselves at a competitive advantage and better positioned to retain the talent they work so hard to attract. We have always paid close attention to the needs of our people, but this study gives us better insight to deliver on our strategy of engaging them."
Give me a fucking break.
Among the major findings of PwC's NextGen study:
— Millennial and non-Millennial employees alike want greater options in their work hours and location. Millennials and non-Millennials alike want the option to shift their work hours to accommodate their own schedule and are interested in working in locations outside the office where they can stay connected by way of technology. Employees across all generations say they would be willing to forego some pay and delay promotions in exchange for reducing their hours.
— Given the opportunity, 64% of Millennials (and 66% of non-Millennials) would like to occasionally work from home, and 66% of Millennials (and 64% of non-Millennials) would like the option to occasionally shift their work hours.
— Across the board, 15% of male employees and 21% of female employees say they would give up some of their pay and slow the pace of promotion in exchange for working fewer hours.
— Millennials put a premium on work/life flexibility. Unlike past generations who put an emphasis on their careers and worked well beyond a 40-hour work week in the hope of rising to the well-compensated ranks of a company later on, Millennial employees are not convinced that such early-career sacrifices are worth the potential rewards. A balance between their personal and work lives is what is most important to them.
We already know Millennials want flex time to get their tires rotated, tell us something we don't know.
So if I'm reading this right, most Millennials want to work from home and work fewer hours than the generation before them? Suck it up, kids, you guys are in for a long haul before you have the luxury of blowing off work for the golf course.
"The compelling nature of this research supports PwC's mission to create value for our stakeholders, including one of the most critical — our people. By understanding their motivations and preferences, we can continue to enhance our communications, culture and their experience working at PwC, which better enables them to deliver quality service to the stakeholders we serve," said Bob Moritz, PwC's US Chairman and Senior Partner.
OK, good luck with that, BoMo! Try convincing some 24 year old "working" in his underwear at home how important clients are while he's halfway through the Walking Dead episodes he DVRd.