Shaping the future of work
By 2025 millennials are expected to comprise 75% of the workforce.
The work world is changing rapidly and so is the need for organizations to adapt to the shifting environment. There is no doubt that the future of work will be different from how we know it today but we keep getting hints and clues of the direction we are moving in.
The millennials are the generation that are born between 1981 and 1996 and the generation is generally marked by an increased use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies. Now you might think, what does that have to do with anything? Generational shifts are one of the key drivers of change for the future of work and countless of studies have been made to investigate the mindset and qualities of the newcomers.
The minds of millennials
Millennials are digital natives and they both expect and want to work in ways that reflect the year we live in. The search for purpose is so deeply integrated in the generation that they are willing to compromise the size of their pay check in order to have a meaningful job. This development is pushing organizations to transform their perception of work as a place that employees need to be in and instead focus on how to create an environment they want to work in. Organizations that are able to make this transformation and showcase it for the new generations will have a huge advantage in terms of attracting and retaining the leading talents in their industry.
A new organizational nervous system
Technology has fundamentally changed the way we communicate, collaborate, teach, learn, find information and create content. Yet, this change has influenced our personal life way more than it has affected the business life. We all live in 2017 but lots of companies operate and communicate like in 1990. In Relesys we encourage every organization to shape their future of work by reaching for the possibilities within technology.
Technology has the capacity to learn faster than we can and will slowly but steadily infiltrate the way we all do business. Organizations that proactively incorporate technology in the nervous system of their business will be able to focus on enhancing the qualities in employees that separate them from technological intelligence – strategic objectives, creativity, reflective interactions and so the list could go on.
In Relesys we develop our apps to be a core element of the internal nervous system in organizations. We are passionate about proving a solution that creates transparency, nourish the mindset of every generation in the workforce and help create an environment employees want to work in. The millennials will soon become managers, and we believe that their connection to technology should become a resource for your business. We hereby encourage all managers to talk to their employees and acknowledge the value of their inputs.