I agreed because Generation Y assumes adults at work are on their side. They were raised by parents who often acted more like friends and mentors. So Gen Y comes to the negotiating table with unprecedented confidence about what kind of workplace they want.
Gen Y is different than previous generation workers in the following ways:
- Gen Y uses modern tools and technologies, including software that’s easily accessible and free from the Internet;
- Gen Y easily maintains their to-do lists, and priorities by synching with the PDAs and iPODs;
- Gen Y are not workaholics, and understand the relationship between a balanced life and productivity;
- Gen Y are more likely to love their jobs, because they change jobs more frequently, and stay in jobs that match their passions and talents;
- Gen Y has a continuing thirst for learning and personal growth;
- Gen Y wants to have new experiences, try new things, and be creative;
- Gen Y doesn’t stay in jobs they don’t like just to be comfortable and secure.