By 2025, Millennials will replace Baby Boomers as the dominate force in the workplace. However, whether we like it or not, there is something of a generational gap between Generations X and Y and as Millennials become more active in your industry, it’s important to tap into their unique potential without neglecting other employees.
Modular offices make the transition towards this new generation easier by catering to Millennials’ desire for:
Collaboration & Communal Work Spaces
Millennials want to belong, to be part of a team. As people born between 1982 and 2002, Millennials grew up and came of age in a world where the internet reigned supreme. This desire for teamwork might have been cultivated by the fact that collaboration has been made all the more easier in their lifetime with technology—particularly social media. As a result, Millennials typically prefer working with other coworkers on assignments than figuring them out on their own.
Modular offices thrive on creating a mix of communal and private work spaces. These diverse layouts will cater to both Baby Boomers’ traditional expectations and Millennials’ collaborative expectations in the workplace. In addition, there are modular office options such as sliding and glass partitions that provide easy transitions between differing work ethics.
Multitasking, Flexibility, & Convertible Work Spaces
It’s well known that the Millennials have an obsession with multitasking on their smart phones, but a multitasking lifestyle continues in the real world. This generation was expected to participate in more extracurricular activities growing up, making the juggle of responsibilities second nature. In addition, Millennials are more likely to request flexible schedules and workflows than their older co-workers.
To adapt to new workforce expectations, you may need to redesign your office more frequently with Millennial employees. This can be more easily accomplished with modular offices, as their parts are reusable, which significantly cuts down on construction cost and time.