Deloitte survey finds Gen Zs and millennials are striving for balance and advocating for change.
This year’s Deloitte Global 2022 Gen Z and Millennial Survey finds Gen Zs and millennials deeply concerned about the state of the world, and actively trying to balance the challenges of their everyday lives with their desire to drive societal change.
They are struggling with financial concerns, while trying to invest in environmentally sustainable choices. They feel burned out, but many are taking on second jobs, while pushing for more purposeful—and more flexible—work. They press their employers to tackle climate change, particularly when it comes to efforts they can get directly involved in, but businesses may still be missing opportunities to drive deeper and broader climate action. And they have inspired organizations to take action to address workplace mental health challenges, but many don’t feel this is resulting in any tangible change for employees.
Striving for balance and advocating for change
Grappling with the impact of the last few years, the youngest generations in the workforce are seeking balance and sustained change.
In these uncertain times, they are reassessing their priorities and expecting more from business leaders.
To attract and retain talent, business leaders should act urgently to shape work models that meet the expectations of their people. Prioritizing work/life balance, learning and development, and well-being will be critical, as will having a clear purpose and giving employees the opportunity to address societal issues through their work.