Millennials Shall Remain Millennials – An Opinion
Millennials and along with Gen Z are a new generation entering the workplace. Together both these generations are tech-savvy and screen-obsessed with higher levels of expectations. These generations grew up with the gradual introduction of instant messaging, texting, email, and other forms of annotative and textual communications becoming a part of their DNA. As more and more of these generations, enter workplaces, they bring with them their habits of communication that are dependent on open source platforms such as social media and various chat applications. Communicating in 140 character snippets and hash tagging, they account for about 48% of the world’s population and by 2020 will account for approximately 60% of the global workforce. These tools are instantaneous, precise and embrace the work from wherever, whenever, using the online economy to their benefit and are not required to be bound to a physical workplace as was with their previous generations. Though very user-friendly, these applications, in turn, have their own security issues.
Who are these guys?
Millennials and Gen Z are well educated, tech-savvy, self-confident, are multitaskers and are full of energy. They have high expectations for themselves and prefer to work in teams, rather than as individuals. They seek challenges, yet the work-life balance is of utmost importance to them. The abbreviations and slang they’re accustomed to and don’t follow the old established principles of communication. There is a heavy reliance on emojis that makes them less adept at conveying tone in their own written communications.
These people want to make an immediate difference in whatever organization they join and communicating as equals is, therefore, critical. Your youngest team members will appreciate autonomy and freedom in their work, including the opportunity to set their own course when given a project. But make no mistake: they’ll want instant managerial feedback to make sure they’re on the right track.
These platforms are their entire universe as a primary source of information and communications. They carry this universe with them; that for them is their workplace as well as personal life. The apps; built mostly on open source platforms have their set of vulnerabilities. Though open source platforms allow rapid development and improvements, the points of weaknesses in their architecture are known by hackers and can be exploited.
Securing the Sanctuary
Enter the Collaboration Platforms. These are a category of business software that adds social networking capabilities to work processes. The goal of a collaboration software application is to foster innovation by incorporating knowledge management into business processes so employees can share information and solve business problems more efficiently through collaboration.
The challenge for collaboration platforms is to provide a unified and connected workplace system, establishing regular check-ins with team members, creating an ecosystem where the users are happy, not alienated, secure and comfortable. Convo brings everything on to a single screen and provides all the features and more, redefining the functionalities of a collaboration platform with bank-grade security. It gives the required environment that these generations are used to with features that far surpass any of its competitors. As millennials and Gen Z form the majority of the workforce, Convo with all its features lets millennials be millennials.