The world is evolving by the hour. New forms of technology, medicine, etc. are becoming prevalent and there’s a need to update software every day for everyone.
Now, we know that millennials, the youth of the 21st century, are attached to technology more than people. So, people who belong on social media all day must be frustrated when they have to use mental math instead of a calculator (on their phone).
Therefore, it isn’t surprising that today’s youth, who want a quicker way to understand the string theory, will find a Pentium 2 an insult to their intelligence. So, let’s understand what makes the youth tick.
Why Do We Need New Tech That’s Hi-Tech?
We’ve heard why employers think millennials to be a waste of human resources because of their volatile nature, impatience and short-term employment goals.
Just to get a different perspective, let’s consider the problems faced by millennials in the workplace:
- Outdated and incompetent – Now, youngsters today have a tough time shopping outside the comfort of their homes. Even the grocery supplies have been covered by BigBasket and other such apps. So, it’ll be confusing for millennials when you expect productivity while having slow and 10-year old internal software pieces. It’s a well-known fact that most computers at the workplace have Windows 8 as their OS, whereas youngsters have the habit of functioning on Windows 10. The best way to avoid conflict is by consulting with younger employees about the troubles they’re facing; they might even be eager to update your software for you!
- Management gets senile – If you’ve graduated from Harvard, top of your class, you’d definitely want your voice to be heard. Sometimes, the workplace does not provide you with such opportunities. More often than not, people management is handed over to aged people (in the name of experience) who have extracted all they can from their workplace and just want some stability. So, they do not prefer hearing about new ideas and reforms that will help the business grow. Instead, employees are pressured to stick to previous business models, showing how truly toxic the mentality “that’s the way we’ve always done things,” can be.
- Less act, more tact – The companies that pretend to be “progressive” and “driven” look great on the outside. That’s what attracts the youngsters to them. But, on entry, they realize that there’s more talk than walk, strategizing to expand is always occurring, and there’s no progress because entrepreneurs do not feel the need to act on it.
So, it’s probably evident why impatience is becoming one of the tags that a millennial has to live with. To help a business grow, it’s not just the experience that helps, but also the dynamicity.