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WORK/LIFE: 2022 Workplace Trends and What Millennials REALLY Want 

MILLENNIALS will make up the majority of the workforce by 2022. This presents a unique opportunity for businesses to appeal to this generation and cater to their needs in order to attract and retain top talent. 

This blog post will explore what millennials want in the workplace and how businesses can accommodate these desires. You will also see some trends that you should expect to see in the workplace in the next five years.

1) First and foremost, millennials want a workplace that is collaborative and open;

They want to feel like they are part of a team and that their voices are heard. 

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Businesses should create an environment where employees can easily share ideas and work together towards common goals. 

Some ways to create a more collaborative workplace include:

● Encouraging employees to work in small teams

● Creating an open floor plan

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● Having regular team meetings

● Allowing employees to lead projects

When businesses create a collaborative environment, it benefits the employees and the company as a whole. Collaboration leads to better communication, which can help prevent errors and increase productivity.

2) Millennials also want a workplace that is flexible and accommodating.

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They value work-life balance and appreciate employers who understand their needs. Some ways to make the workplace more flexible include:

● Offering remote working options

● Having flexible scheduling options

● Allowing employees to take time off when needed

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When businesses offer these types of accommodations, it shows that they care about their employees’ well-being. 

This can lead to higher employee satisfaction and retention rates. Flexible workplaces are not only beneficial for employees, but they can also be beneficial for businesses. Allowing employees to work remotely can help reduce overhead costs, and offering flexible scheduling options can help improve customer service.

 3) In addition to a collaborative and flexible workplace, millennials also want a purpose-driven workplace;

They want to work for a company that has a mission and values that align with their own. 

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Businesses with a strong purpose can motivate employees to do their best work. Purpose-driven workplaces are also more likely to attract and retain top talent. 

Some ways to make the workplace more purpose-driven include:

● communicating the company’s mission and values to employees creating opportunities for employees to give back

offering development opportunities

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When businesses focus on making the workplace more purpose-driven, it can lead to happier and more engaged employees. 

Engaged employees are more productive, which can benefit the company’s bottom line.

4) Millennials want an inclusive workplace;

They want to feel like they are part of a community and that they belong. 

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Inclusion can be promoted in the workplace by:

● Encouraging employees to interact with each other

● Providing training on diversity and inclusion

● Creating employee resource groups

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When businesses create an inclusive environment, it benefits the employees and the company as a whole. A diverse workforce brings different perspectives and skill sets, which can lead to more creativity and innovation. Inclusive workplaces are also more likely to attract and retain top talent.

5) Millenials want technology that is exclusive;

They want to use the latest and greatest technology and appreciate employers who provide them with access to it. 

Some ways to make the workplace more exclusive include:

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● Offering employees the opportunity to test new products

● Providing employees with access to cutting-edge technology 

● Giving employees the chance to work on innovative projects When businesses offer these types of opportunities, it shows that they are committed to keeping their employees up-to-date on the latest technology. 

Exclusive workplaces are not only beneficial for employees, but they can also be beneficial for businesses. For example, allowing employees to work with new products can help reduce overhead costs, and employers can rent MacBook Pro, which can lead to higher employee satisfaction and retention rates.

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6) Millenials need healthy and socialising activities;

To stay healthy, they need to socialise with their colleagues and have some fun. 

Some ways to make the workplace more exclusive include:

● organising social events such as happy hours or team-building activities

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● providing employees with access to a gym or fitness classes

● offering wellness programs such as stress management training

When businesses offer these types of opportunities, it shows that they care about their employees’ health and well-being. 

Healthy workplaces are not only beneficial for employees, but they can also be beneficial for businesses. For example, allowing employees to participate in wellness programs can help reduce healthcare costs, and offering fitness classes can help improve employee productivity.

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