【商業熱話】Z世代與千禧世代的工作觀在於尋求平衡與彈性 The work perspectives of Gen Z and millennials revolve around seeking balance and flexibility
According to the recently released "2023 Gen Z and Millennial Survey" by Deloitte, the study interviewed 14,483 Gen Z individuals and 8,373 millennials from 44 regions. The report reveals that their views on work have undergone significant changes due to the emergence of artificial intelligence and the pandemic. Rather than viewing work solely as a symbol of self-worth, they place greater emphasis on pursuing work-life balance, a concept reflected in their top considerations when choosing a new employer.
Nearly half (49%) of Gen Z and over two-thirds (62%) of millennials report experiencing frequent or substantial levels of stress or anxiety in their work. As a result, their interest in part-time jobs has been steadily increasing, with many believing that improving career advancement opportunities for part-time work is an ideal way to achieve a better work-life balance. However, many still find reducing work hours unrealistic as they cannot afford the accompanying salary cuts, and there is no guarantee that their workload will decrease or that their promotion opportunities will be unaffected.
Remote and hybrid work arrangements have garnered enthusiastic responses from both Gen Z and millennials. However, if employers insist on full-time on-site work, three-fourths of respondents would consider seeking new job opportunities. Therefore, in order to successfully attract and retain this emerging workforce, companies must provide a more diverse, fair, and inclusive work environment while also developing sustainable strategies to address climate change. Additionally, concrete actions should be taken to transform work patterns, such as increasing salaries and implementing flexible work arrangements.
Modern Gen Z and Millennials seek work-life balance and desire flexible work arrangements. As employers or professionals in the workplace, understanding and adapting to these emerging trends will help attract and retain talent from this generation.