Day 21 – Q 3.Who are called the ‘millennnials’? What are the typical attributes of their lifestyle?
3. Who are called the ‘millennnials’? What are the typical attributes of their lifestyle?
‘मिलनिअल्स’ किसे कहा जाता है? उनकी जीवनशैली के विशिष्ट गुण क्या हैं?
Millennials, also known as Generation Y (or Gen Y), are the demographic cohort (group of subjects who share a defining characteristic) following Generation X and preceding Generation Z. Researchers and popular media typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years.
Attributes of their lifestyle are as following:
- Tech savvy: Armed with smart phones, laptops, and other gadgets, this generation is plugged in 24/7. They like to communicate through social media.
- Achievement-Oriented: Nurtured and pampered by parents who didn’t want to make the mistakes of the previous generation, millennials are confident, ambitious, and achievement-oriented. They also have high expectations of their employers, tend to seek new challenges at work, and aren’t afraid to question authority.
- Team oriented: They value teamwork and seek the input and affirmation of others. Millennials are the true no-person-left-behind generation, loyal and committed. They want to be included and involved.
- Prone to Job-Hopping: A potential downside of Generation Y workers is that they’re always looking for something new and better.
- Multitaskers: Millennials are multitasking pros and can juggle many responsibilities at once. This also means that we are easily distracted and find social media and texting hard to resist.
- More curious: Millennials are proven to be the most curious generation in the workforce today. And since research shows this soft skill plays a vital role in a company’s success — leading to fewer bad decisions, more innovation, and stronger team performance — it’s worth paying attention to during the hiring process.
- Instant Gratification & Recognition: Millennials need to feel like what they are doing is important and that they are on the right track.
- Work-Life Balance & Flexibility: Millennials aren’t as willing as former generations to sacrifice their personal life in order to advance their careers. They like to “work hard, play hard” and want to be at a company that appreciates this desire for balance
- Family centric: Millennials usually prioritize family over work, and even those who aren’t married with children feel the need to be a part of a family and spend time with nieces, nephews, and siblings
- Idealistic: No matter what state the world is in, they strive to help make the world a better place.
- Passionate: Pursuing hobbies that they care about is an important part of their personal growth and development.
The millennial generation is probably one of the most misunderstood generations usually labelled as lazy, self-indulgent, self-obsessed, and dependent, among other unflattering descriptions .But the Millennial generation makes up the fastest growing segment of the workforce. As companies compete for available talent, employers simply cannot ignore the needs, desires, and attitudes of this vast generation.