According to Pew Research Center, anyone born between 1981 and 1996 is considered a Millennial. The millennial generation is changing the way people in the UK and the world live. During their lifetime, this generation has seen a lot of things. The challenges of this generation have given them a view beyond that of the past age. They value knowledge and technological advancement as well as intellectual and spiritual growth. They want to make the world better now.
This article is not intended to draw attention to what as a people have done wrong. It is our day-to-day walk to a world that can be restored.
When it comes to pollution, climate change, and sustainability, the Millennial Generation and newer generations (anyone born from 1997 onwards is considered to be Gen Z) in the UK is more worried than any other age group. This is backed up by research from Mintel which found that almost seven out of ten Gen Z’s would willingly pay more for eco-friendly products, while only four out of ten baby boomers did the same!
Older generations can play a significant role in helping to drive environmental action. It is a dangerous caricature that ignores the considerable concern across large proportions of the growing and economically powerful baby boomer generation.
One survey found that over three-quarters of baby boomers – those aged 56 to 76 – agree that climate change and other environmental issues are big enough problems to justify significant changes to their lifestyles. They are far more likely to buy fewer clothes that last longer, try to avoid single-use plastics, and shop locally. They are also more likely to grow their own veg and live off a wholly plant-based diet.
Technology for entertainment
Technology for entertainment has changed many people’s lives. It has given us various entertainment options, from music and movies to gaming and digital streaming services. Sports lovers can watch their favourite teams around the clock. Many millennials enjoy attending a concert online or watching the latest television series. You can play your lucky lotto numbers, play bingo, or do any interactive activities.
Virtual reality (VR) is one of the industry’s most exciting and transformative forms of technology, with its ability to create a complete sense of immersion. This experience can be a powerful way to bond with friends and family.
This trend will continue as consumers become more reliant on smart devices and voice-activated technologies, driving home entertainment trends.
The impact of the global restrictions on media & entertainment challenged them to rethink their way of working. Of course, we had the internet, but the industry was unprepared for the massive changes. Technology is proving to be the key to the success of this transformation. It provides an effective solution for creating and delivering content while enabling new business models in an evolving industry.
Millennials want remote jobs.
In the age of instant gratification, working remotely can be a challenge. However, remote work can be a win-win situation if you meet millennials’ expectations for technology.
The millennial generation is accustomed to a work-from-home mindset. They have used technology to research school papers at home, type their college assignments in coffee shops, and check their email while travelling.
As a result, they are more likely to accept remote work than Gen X or Baby Boomers.
Feeling like they are part of a team is important. This is why innovative companies focus on employee experience, mental and physical health, trust, and well-being.
When they find a company that has an innovative remote workplace, they will stick with it. This is because a flexible work environment is crucial to many millennials’ job satisfaction and productivity.
The flip side is that a remote worker can better balance personal and business life. The balance allows them to feel less stressed and more emotionally balanced.
Companies should offer space for creativity and innovation, career plans, flexible working hours, home offices, etc. They must also create a compelling vision of how the company, leaders, and teams are contributing to society.
Millennials want to work for organizations that are committed to making the world a better place. They also want to be a part of socially conscious communities.
Millennials are conscious of the environment and our impact on its health and ability to e regenerate. They are aware of the Sustainable Development Goals and try to save money and invest in a responsible manner.
Governments are working hard against global warming, and water, air, and soil pollution. Companies are investing in renewable energy.
Even celebrities are encouraging people to buy clothing that is made of natural fabric. They are shopping for quality, vintage pieces. They are saying buy better and buy less. It is not a circumstance that these issues began hitting the headlines when the millennial generation came of age. It is safe to assume this generation will leave a significant mark in the history books. They deserve to.