Millennials, Gen X Express Strong Job Satisfaction

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-14-2014 Email

Millennials and (to a lesser degree) Gen Xers sometimes get saddled with an "over-entitled and under-worked" label. But CIOs and other managers should know that this may be a mistaken impression. The vast majority of employees under age 45, in fact, feels valued by their organization, and is savoring the daily satisfaction of a job well done, according to new survey findings from RingCentral. Most of them think that responding to communications about work matters outside of normal hours are simply part of the job, even if they're on vacation. The findings also reveal often surprising sentiments about the two generations' work preferences. For starters, they actually prefer to communicate via e-mail as opposed to texts and IMs. And most do not feel their productivity thrives in a classic coffee shop setting or collaborative space. That said—given that CIOs and managers must make tradeoffs to appeal to these professionals—they may want to keep an open mind about requests for flextime and telework arrangements. More than 300 employees under age 45 (most of them Millennials) participated in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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