So apparently I fall within the Millennial bracket (date of birth not disclosed!)
After doing a little research, I feel that I’m a little out of touch with all the Gen Z, Millennial and Baby Boomers lingo and the requirements that each of these generations fit in to. To be honest, I don’t like the idea of being labelled as this technology savvy, social media obsessed human being! Because I’m not. Yes, I have social media accounts and keep up to date with most of them, apart from Snap Chat…don’t even get me started on that!
“What is a 'Millennial'?
A Millennial is the name given to the generation born between 1982 and 2004. The Millennial generation follows Generation X in order of demographic cohorts. This generation is often associated with technology and social media. Also known as Generation Y.”
Whilst doing my research, I stumbled upon this article which made me feel a bit better knowing that I’m not the only Millennial out there who isn’t so tech-y orientated and likes to keep a more traditional approach to the workplace. Face to face interaction with colleagues and clients allows you to be more sociable and enhances interaction rather than the not so social media option (or the 26% who would want to incorporate virtual reality in to the workplace…really?!)
Of course technology is enhancing all the time and it would be silly not to move along steadily with it, but I don’t think it’s time to abandon ship on the traditional/conventional styles of working just yet!
I suppose I’m just not that ‘down with the kids’…YOLO!
Millennials, eh? What are they like, those mysterious creatures born between the early ’80s and late ’90s? With their selfies and their gluten intolerance, their flat whites and their dating apps, their anxiety and their gender fluidity? No, seriously: what are they like? If you’re aged between your early twenties and early thirties, you’re probably thinking, “Erm, we’re people, basically.” But for countless researchers and social scientists, figuring out what makes millennials tick – what do they love? What do they want? – is close to a full-time occupation.