This unique generation expects more from employers — and employers can benefit from these digital natives.

The corporate workplace has changed quite a bit during the past few decades. Gone are the tightly arranged rows of wooden desks with employees smartly dressed in formal attire, spending the day talking on their office phones, creating reports on typewriters. Thanks to technological advances, by the 90s, offices became routinely outfitted with desktop computers or laptops. And by the time we hit the early 2000s, employees began working in a variety of settings – from more traditional desks to modular workstations to open, collaborative workspaces.

Then came the global pandemic and the mandatory work-from-home arrangement. As the global health emergency subsided, offices began re-opening. But employers have had to adjust to a workforce that includes workers who embrace working remotely and don’t wish to return to the office.

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