What Do Millennials Want?

Hint: it’s not about workplace gimmicks

It's happening. Of course, we all knew it was inevitable since they are the largest generation in modern history.

Millennials are now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce - according to Forbes, by 2025 they will comprise 75% of the workforce.

While millennials tend to get generally a bad rap, they're not the first generation that everyone has fretted about coming into the workforce (some might recall all those depressed Gen-X slackers who didn't care about anything).

The problem isn't really Millennials and their expectations, so much as the preconceived ideas about what Millennials want.

Millennials aren’t too much different from any other generation in the workplace. The expectations they have about the office have been formed by the world they've grown up in. For them, it's a world where consumerized technology finally delivered the seamless integration, easy collaboration and intuitive UI previous generations could only dream about.

So when you brainstorm about how to attract and retain top millennial talent, you don't have to resort to gimmicks like beer pong or arcades that don’t do much for your business. Instead, you can deliver the truly empowering experience that millennials crave—the ability to have an impact, collaborate and drive meaningful change.

Unified Workspace is a next-generation digital workspace that puts all the apps, content and portals your workers need in one place, accessible on any device an on any network. So millennials will be empowered to do what they do best: collaborate, innovate and create so they can drive not only the bottom line but help meet challenges your company may not have even identified yet.

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Written by Arik Abel

Arik Abel is the product marketing manager for Lenovo Unified Workspace. In this role he collaborates frequently with customers, industry analysts, sales and product management to help create a vision for how organizations will benefit from the Unified Workspace solution. Arik’s background includes marketing leadership roles in startups, technology, consumer brands and agencies.

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