Generation Y is not just a fancy term applied by HR departments to age group they cannot determine, it’s a way of life. A new way of working is upon us and there are those who continue to embrace the status quo served to us by corporate organisations worldwide or there are those who want to discover a new attitude to work, a new way of working and smarter ways of thinking
Are you sat in your cubicle right now thinking there is more to life than what you are currently experiencing? Do you really have to be in the same office as the guy who values work productivity by the amount of emails he sends? The answer is probably no. You are better than this.
I spent the past three years thinking the exact same thoughts. Is there more to life than working in this office which closely resembles a zoo, a place of constant distraction and lack of real work productivity? Sure the office is ok. I enjoy the coffee, my colleagues are nice and occasionally lunch times can be fun but ultimately is your personal life goal just to be in a job which is ok? The answer is most probably no. If you are reading this then you are already half way to the finish line! Why? Because your mind set is in the right place. You seek a more balanced lifestyle, less structure and more focus on the core outputs of your involvement in an organisation. You wouldn’t be reading Generation Y if that was the case.
This blog is for more than the working man who seeks the change in his working life. Partially this is a nudge to those organisations that persist with a rigid structure and fail to incentivise those members of staff who could be core to the development of the business. This is a note to them to say ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ we are in a new age of working. Attendance in the office five days a week should not be the norm. Working hours should not be set by the masses and opportunities should not just be given just to those with experience in the organisation. This is a nudge to those organisations to provide people with the platform to excel at work by structuring work around there lifestyle. Allowing them the flexibility to work at the height of their productivity and most of all delighting them to improve staff retention and morale.
This is a blog for the organisation, for the individual and for the manager. I would say this is more a movement towards a smarter way of working for those in positions which allow it. We are in an ever advancing digital age where restrictions are a thing of the past. Provide freedom to your workers and reap the rewards.
Generation Y Working aims to inspire change in corporations and individuals worldwide through the ethos attached to the gen y tag. Focus will be placed on productivity tips, lifestyle design advice, ways to find a work/life balance while still delivering and remote work opportunities. Real life examples of those embracing a generation y focused lifestyle through interviews and office space reviews will also be found.
Generation Y Working’s primary goal is to instil belief into those seeking this lifestyle change and work towards a more tailored working life. My own Generation Y characteristics will be focal points throughout the website. These areas are:
: Lifestyle Design
: Work/Life Balance
: Remote Working
: Real Life Examples
Find out more information and insightful posts around each category by browsing via the website top navigation.
Now that you are familiar with the concept and ready to start your journey below are some insightful posts to light the Gen Y lifestyle flame inside you starting with my own journey starter: