The Last of the Millennials

The Last of the Millennials

The Last of the MillennialsThe Last of the Millennials

There’s much to value in the professionals of the near future, and CIOs should not delay in cultivating an environment that supports them.


Nearly two out of five high school seniors feel they must make at least $100,000 a year to consider themselves successful, compared to just 23% of current workers who feel this way.

Proper ProportionProper Proportion

75% of these seniors said having good work-life balance is a defining factor of success, and 71% of current employees agree.

Positive ImpressionPositive Impression

78% believe that being able to make a positive impact on people’s lives is a defining factor of success, but only 47% of today’s professionals feel this way.

Aim HighAim High

54% say that “making a mark on this world” is a defining factor of success, compared to 22% of current workers who agree.

Set ScheduleSet Schedule

Only 25% believe that work performance matters more than what time you show up at the office, as opposed to 33% of today’s employees who feel this way.

Acceptable AttireAcceptable Attire

70% feel that employees should be able to dress casually at work, and 74% of today’s workers agree.

Upward TrajectoryUpward Trajectory

87% said that people should be promoted every two to three years if they’re doing a good job, but only 73% of current employees feel this way.

Time InvestmentTime Investment

Only 16% believe that it’s OK to stay in a job for just a year or two before moving on to better things, and 15% of present-day workers agree.


Just 13% feel that it’s acceptable to check a mobile device during a work meeting, compared to 21% of current employees who agree.

Office UpdateOffice Update

66% said it’s fine to check into work matters on a device during a family activity, but just 52% of today’s professionals feel this way.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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