At today’s corporations, it is not rare to find employees whose experience spans from two years ago all the way back to the 1970s. The Senior Vice President of Business Development has memories of sending off memos to be typed, while the Junior Accountant was born into the era of email. So what does the future hold for the workplace? 


Millennials will make up almost half of the workforce by 2020. As this generation (ranging in age from 22 to 35) continues to realize and demonstrate their own style of office performance, it is clear that the conventional ways in which a workplace is run are on their way out the door. 


For starters, the hierarchal structure of a company will soon become a thing of the past. Millennials will be more focused on collaboration and egalitarianism, creating a barrier-free culture where there isn’t strict delineation between employees. An open line of communication within all levels of the company will better align employees with projects and everyone will pull their equal weight.


In order to guarantee that workers remain devoted to the organization and its goals, company culture will make a shift for the more engaging and more fun. Organizations like Google and Zappos are notorious for their exciting work atmospheres, but most offices don’t need an environment that incorporates Lego play rooms and subsidized massages. However, we will notice the efforts made to make the workplace a space that promotes greater creative thinking and active communication.


Flexibility in the ways people get their jobs done will also be key. As the leaders of tomorrow begin starting families, manageable hours that allow for more time with loved ones and extracurricular hobbies will become increasingly important. Luckily, ever-expanding technology in the form of video conferencing, new social networks and the like will make staying connected to the office and keeping on top of tasks easier despite less personal face time.


For those who have been in the workforce for a while and have practiced what they believe to be the tried-and-true methods of doing good business, changes like these will be hard to accept. Gen X and Baby Boomers of today’s management teams must be willing to hand over some authority and explore the innovative techniques that the next generation of spearheads have to offer.


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