Statistics Canada recently reported the unemployment rate as 5.9% the lowest in 9 years... That is the good news...
Gone are the days of the cubicle. Many companies now are switching to office layouts that are open and shared, with no permanent spot for each employee. A recent survey found that two-thirds of 400 global companies were planning to implement shared offices by 2020 (Sander, 2017).
Shared offices often make people think of trendy, progressive companies where an intern can share the same desk one day as the senior manager the day before. This is called hot-desking, when employees can switch from desk to desk each day (Sander, 2017). There are also activity-based spaces where employees have the choice between quiet workstations or open desks, depending on what task they are trying to accomplish (Sander, 2017).
Millennials currently represent over 50% of the nation's workforce, and in 25 years that number will jump to 75%! It is important to know the impact that this will have in today's changing workplace. Many perceive millennials to be lazy, narcissistic, or energized optimists who want to change the world. Is this true?