IT Management Slideshow: Gen Y Workers: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-12-2011

52 percent

52 percent of Gen Y respondents have worked in their current roles 3-10 years - which means they're hardly unseasoned rookies.

52 percent

27 percent

27 percent of Gen Y respondents are managers or executives.

27 percent

61 percent

61 percent of Gen Y respondents have a positive view of the IT department.

61 percent

31 percent

Nearly two thirds of Gen Y respondents think their personal tech is superior to what their organization supplies.

31 percent

44 percent

44 percent of Gen Y respondents have personally installed software onto the computer they use for work, about the same percentage as Gen X workers (b. 1964-1980).

44 percent

47 percent

47 percent of Gen Y respondents are very satisfied with the tech that their company's IT department provides, more so than Gen X respondents.

47 percent

69 percent

69 percent of Gen Y respondents want to provide input on the technologies they use on the job, despite their relative satisfaction with the state of IT at work.

69 percent

Three Takeaways for CIOs:

1. Differences in perceptions of tech at work are more role-driven than generational.

Three Takeaways for CIOs:

Three Takeaways for CIOs:

2. Feedback from workers before tech investment increases chances for buy-in.

Three Takeaways for CIOs:

3 Takeaways for CIOs:

3. You likely won't stop Gen Y workers (as well as older employees) from using personal devices for work. Establish polices and collaborate to ensure that the most effective, secure devices and apps are deployed.

3 Takeaways for CIOs: