Saroj Wagle

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January 23, 2019

MILLENNIALS

MILLENNIALS

Have you ever heard about Millennials? Let’s understand it this way: A group of people with born years ranging from the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years. In short, those between the ages of 18 years and 35 years are known as Millennials. When I compare my age with Millennials, I have found that I am also living in the same generation called ‘Millennials.’

Quite interestingly, if we look at the history of human civilizations, we can find seven types of generations so far, namely Lost Generation, (Government Issue/General Issue) G.I. Generation, Silent Generation, Baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and now Generation Z. Unsurprisingly, Millennials have a unique way of seeing the world today. Largely because they are guided by the most culturally and fundamentally diverse generation till date.

On one hand, my older generations were inclined in terms of race, demographics, integrity, transparency, honesty, equality and representation. On the other hand, however, my generation has a different opinion in this regard. Research shows that Millennials will largely make up to 75 percent of the workforce in the next ten to fifteen years. This means that organizations will have no choice to capitalize such human capitals when it comes to embracing their knowledge, skills, ideas, experiences and abilities. Why? Because it is interesting to note that in order to provide a better way of workplace that’s assisted by Millennials.

In fact, Millennials want to achieve excellent results by gaining more ideas,brainstorming, researching/studying, experiencing, reading, redesigning and by facilitating a sense of belonging. Similarly, they do not have blind trust and faith on anything. On top of that, they are helping in sub-contracting of services, Public Private Partnerships, new models of public management and leading the state to re-scale itself and recreate social and geographical boundaries to participate in the race to fueling GDP numbers.  

Meanwhile, Millennials may be affected by various problems in the coming days. For example, late marriage problems, high debts, low self-esteem, depression, faced with poor job profiles, and so on and so forth. Therefore, this is the need of the hour: Millennials should all rethink about their medium and long-term goals instead of freaking out about not feeling a sense of purpose during the initial years of their careers. After all, in life success comes with years of experience and investment on focused goals and a healthy worklife-balance.

Through hardwork, patience, persistence and dedication, we can achieve more and learn more, but being ‘self-centered’ has nothing to do with it. Let us Millennials be prepared for that. By large, most importantly, there are some areas like politics, business, globalization, diplomacy, AI, education and sport, where Millennials can represent the new face of the world at a time when the entire world is being witnessed by so many challenges.

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