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How millennials are shaping the future of work

Sarah K. White | Aug. 5, 2016
Millennials are a driving force in the future of the workplace, pushing companies to modernise in order to keep up with the competition.

Ditch the perks

There's a stereotype of millennial workers that suggests they want ping pong tables, free snacks and the option to bring their dog into work. But the study found those were actually the perks millennials were least excited about. Rather, millennials want high-tech perks, with 63 percent of those aged 18 to 34 citing things like the internet of things, augmented and virtual reality, and AI-assisted technology as the biggest motivators at work.

But Politis says that, in his experience, it's best to find the right balance between the high-tech perks and low-tech perks. He says that the low-tech perks ultimately won't harm an organization, but that they have to be balanced out with cutting-edge technology. The two "don't have to be mutually exclusive," but offering the right amount of both will make for happier employees and a fun, exciting culture.

"The major thing businesses should take away from the study is that it's vital to invest in the technology, which allow your employees to work the way they want, where they want," says Hodges.

Source: CIO U.S


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