Chances are if you are on any social media platform, or have logged onto Netflix recently, you’ve heard something about Marie Kondo and her KonMari method of organizing. Although Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has been a bestseller for years, she recently shot to internet fame with her Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” A key tenet of the KonMari method is to ask if an item “sparks joy” when deciding whether to keep it. While it might be easier to decide whether a sweater sparks joy, this same question can be asked about your office, workspace, and even your computer.
The millennial generation is one like no other. Pew Research Center defines the group as people born from 1981 to 1997. The generation has been shaking up the status quo- from when they are settling down with families to buying houses. However, millennials are perhaps the most different in what they desire out of a job and workspace. Let’s dive into why shared workspaces fit what the modern millennial needs at work.
Millennials currently represent more than a third of the workforce, making them the largest generation in the US Labor Force. They pushed ahead of Generation X in 2016, and the rising percentage of the workforce that is comprised of Millennials is projected to continue on this fastrack upwards. Amazingly, by 2025, 75% of the workforce is expected to be Millennials!