Before the crisis, workplaces that offered diverse learning and growing opportunities ranked high with Millennials and GenZ-ers. Whereas this could have once been dismissed as the result of short attention spans, the current situation has really brought to light just how critical this is – not just for workers, but for businesses as well. In a world where markets fluctuate wildly overnight, organizations need to be able to react quickly to change. To do that, a flexible, adaptable workforce with a wide array of experiences is key.
In more traditional work settings, employees have routines set out for them, with responsibilities and regularly scheduled tasks making up the bulk of their day.
But increasingly, Millennials and GenZ-ers crave project and “gig” oriented work, which provides more diverse experiences and greater opportunities for initiative and originality.
During this current crisis, we’re seeing this need arise from within organizations as well. As each day throws new and unexpected challenges in the way of decision makers, project-oriented work allows the flexibility and dynamism required to deal with them.