Sylvia Hewlett, Founding President of Centre for Work-Life Policy, on what the new generation of workers want from employers:
I think jazz is the right metaphor. It’s freedom within form. Our new demographic research coming out in July really shows that what Gen Y wants, and is actually what boomers want too, is actually to stay with an employer/company that they had admire. But to mix and match, to ebb and flow, to have much more of freedom within form, and to have a long view.
One of the biggest yearnings of these two juggernaut generations…what they want within the context of loyal attachment to an employer and intense periods of work is odyssey. The ability to search and quest for meaning, to maybe work for six weeks in Africa, and then absolutely get down to work back on the ranch again.
Also check – what Motivates Gen Y & Boomer Talent (Harvard Business Review)