There are often sweeping statements made about millennials, their flexible working demands, their requirements for 'cool office spaces' and their likelihood to jump from role to role if they aren't promoted within 2 years. Perhaps there is also the assumption that as a generation, they are less likely to put in the hard graft, in comparison to their more senior colleagues.
This Business Grapevine article rejects these millennial stereotypes and the suggestion that the 18-34 age range struggle to meet the demands of the working world. In fact, with top CEOs reporting that millennials are actively seeking tougher challenges in the workplace, it seems they are less concerned about relaxed dress codes and quirky offices than the media may have us believe.
Will bean bags and ping-pong tables attract, and retain, millennial employees whilst making the workplace cool? It would seem not, as top CEOs report that, more so than futuristic office-spaces, millennials are demanding big responsibilities and measurable impact, not bean-bags.