According to researchers, Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the age bracket following Generation X. There are no accurate dates when the generation starts and ends. In practice, most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.
Judging from their comments and voiced expectations, this group of young people wants to work for organizations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and make a positive contribution to society. It's a beautiful dream and one that is worthwhile to strive for.
These young people as shown by a number of TV programs, imagining a workplace where seemingly everyone sits or drinks coffee or whatever available while engaging exchanging creative ideas and nurturing new concepts with coworkers that will benefit mankind.
They demand to work the hours they want and are asking for a great deal of flexibility concerning just about everything pertinent to their work.
In reality, this emergent group of young people appears to be idealistic but not very true-to-life.
In the confines of the real world, we only need a certain number of people working out creative ideas on computers surrounded by pleasant coworkers.
Society will need untold number of people to perform a multitude of necessary, albeit not very creative jobs. From cleaning toilets, to repairing equipment, preparing and delivering food and the list goes on.
And like it or not, most Millenials just like many others, will be toiling and earning a living performing mundane jobs.
Fortunately, there will be Millenials who will be living the cherished dream and creating whatever they will in an unstructured workplace while sitting or standing around the computer. Oh, and drinking coffee.
As for as the rest of us? Well, just follow what the pundits are predicting and believe whatever make you feel good, or dream of becoming something like the fortunate of the Millenials will be.