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Millennial Work-Life Balance – Shifting Perspectives and Changing Norms

Work-life balance for Millennials is much different than previous generations. When we look at the challenges Millennials face as they enter parenthood and take on increasing responsibilities in the workforce, is no surprise that Millennials are taking a different approach to work-life balance.

A global study by EY titled Work-life challenges across generations reveals the differences between Millennials approach to work and life compared to other generations, in particular the dramatic shift in perspective from the Baby Boomer generation to the Millennial generation.

More Millennial parents are working full-time than any previous generation, and the increased stress is leading them to demand greater work-life balance. According to EY “Millennials (78%) are almost twice as likely to have a spouse/partner working at least full-time than Boomers (47%).”

As a result, Millennials are seeking greater flexibility in their working hours and working conditions. To retain your Millennial employees, you should offer them the ability to work from home, or work according to flexible hours that meet their personal needs.

To retain your Millennial employees, you should offer them the ability to work from home, or work according to flexible hours that meet their personal needs.

At BestWork, Inc., we believe it’s important to maintain face-to-face and telephone communication for a healthy work environment. The best workplaces are likely to allow flexible working conditions while still ensuring that consistent communication and thoughtful conversations occur.

To learn more about creating a positive work environment for work-life balance while maintaining, and even boosting productivity, contact us for a complimentary evaluation.

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