According to co-working experts, millennials would make up most of the workforce in the world by the end of this decade. It is said that middle-aged people born between 1981 and 1996 are demanding as opposed to those from previous generations, and usually seek a change from the monotony of a standard office. The things that presently working millennials look for include everything from better mentorship to growth opportunities.
Mentorship and Networking
That is one of the reasons why experts believe that a shared work space can prove to be an ideal workplace for millennials. The co-working space can bring together a set of talented people under one roof bringing the kind of social networking opportunities, which those with career-building goals often seek from their employer.
The workspace sharing concept provides better growth ops since most such workspaces have peers working in harmony, and a better sense of appreciation for the daily work productivity. Those are the factors, which give most millennials presently working in a shared office space motivation to build their careers in the same place.
Usually, growth ops mean going to other places for pay hikes. When it comes to co-working, the aspiration is something else – people come and embrace the concept rather than go to corporate giants looking for that.
Independence and Flexibility of Work
Gone are the days when millennials loved working in the standard 8-hour schedule, which is usually from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm in traditional office spaces. Yet motivated millennials will not look to logout as soon as the sign out time approaches.
Even as the working hours may remain the same, there is more flexibility to shared work space concepts. Since many of such conceptual workplaces have freelancers in the mix, the flexibility of working hours is as much as a necessity as it is an opportunity for middle-aged adults born in the millennial generation.
Another important factor, which is not necessarily specific to co-working but also applicable to that, is a work-life balance. That can be achieved only if the co-workers are allowed to work liberally. This might even mean wearing casuals to work and sipping tea late at night, all for the sake of improving the work productivity, of course. When it comes to co-working, individuality and leisurely working hours do not mean opportunities to be lazy.