How Do Millennials Communicate At Work
The way in which people communicate is ever changing. The 80s had the fax machine, the 90s had email and the 00s has already gone through MSN, BBM and various other acronyms that I may have never researched.
But in a world in which you can literally order a Domino’s Pizza by screaming into a Government listening device (Alexa), how do millennials prefer to communicate at work, and perhaps more importantly, why should you even care? Well in the words of not-a-scientist Jennifer Aniston: “Here comes the science bit”.
What’s a millennial?
Born between 1980 and 2000, a millennial is typically very social, very collaborative and very passionate. But whilst a millennial is evidently very lots of things, they do have one glaring character flaw standing in the way of business domination: work ethic. Famously workshy, millennials are known for having a rather chillaxed attitude when it comes to grafting. Take me for example, I’m a millennial and it took me 2 weeks to write these first two paragraphs. Seriously.
In reality, millennials prefer to skip the ‘trying bit’ in favour of adopting new technologies that make them look brilliant in front of their old school bosses. By adopting new technologies early, they can hit their KPIs with minimum stress and maximum efficiency, ensuring a one-way ticket to promotion town and all the fashionable fruits (I’m looking at you avocado!) money can buy.
Other ways to succeed include making all devices automatically connect to the network (and everything that goes with it) once they entire the building. Or allow users to work from anywhere with no lengthy VPN processes. Or why not give your employees private access to internal gateways through their mobile phone and other smart devices? What about some other technology related benefits that I clearly don’t and will never understand, have you thought about those?
The point here is that lots of steps turn people off, it’s why I’ve never been up the Eiffel tower and why I won’t consider using the Covent Garden tube station. Simply put, if you make it easier for your millennials to do work, they may actually do some work, and in turn, you’ll have a more agile business that gets things done with more efficiency and fewer barriers.
Phew, there we have it, that’s officially how young people communicate at work. As a millennial I think I’ve done just about the bare minimum with this article, and as such, I can take a 6-month sabbatical. Only kidding, I’ll be back shortly. Until then, here’s hoping the boffins here at Excell can create an auto-blog that allows me to write these posts automatically… or wait… could it be… maybe they already have? Nah they haven’t, a robot would never be this bad at grammar! See ya!
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