Millennials at Work: Reshaping the Workplace
Four years ago, we began a study into the future of people management with our report, ‘Managing
tomorrow’s people – the future of work 2020’, which explained how globalism, technology, and sociopolitical and demographic changes would influence the way businesses operate in the future. The
follow-up report, ‘millennials at work: Perspectives of a new generation’, was published in 2008 and
highlighted the characteristics of the newest generation of workers.
This latest report aims to provide some insight into the minds of new graduates from around the world
entering the workforce for the first time. CEOs are becoming increasingly concerned that they will
soon be unable to find the talent that they will need to succeed, with a shortage of suitably skilled
workers their single biggest worry. Businesses are competing fiercely for the best available workers
and for the talent that will replace the retiring Boomer generation in the coming few years. Every
year, more and more of that talent will be recruited from the ranks of millennials.