Millennials get credited for a lot of transformations in business today. Earlier generations would recognize differences in the work environment- like prioritizing work/life harmony over strict office rules. It just goes to show that this generation knows what they want at work and aren't assumed to pursue it!
Let's explore how millennials are working like the ABO lifestyle.
RISE OF THE GIG ECONOMY
A gig refers to any job done for pay period on top of regular day jobs, millennials are said to be turning to sidelines or part time jobs out of passion or to supplement their finances.
There are several factors influencing the growth of the gig economy. Companies are turning to freelancers for work that are not in their line of specialty- like content creation, design, etc. It is a cost-effective way for companies to finish tasks and it's also an opportunity to help out those looking for quick cash.
Other people funnel additional income by establishing online shops, selling things that interest them and reflect their interests- you've probably noticed a rise in the number of online clothing boutiques that sell vintage pieces, or online sellers making a living by selling products we personally use.
“Raket,” as some call it, also offers excellent learning opportunities. With Amway, ABOs are not even required to physically go to the office! It's easier than ever to work multiple jobs at once.
STRONG PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIFE INTEGRATION
Work-life balance? More like work-life integration. Millennials are very vocal about having a sense of harmony when it comes to their professional and personal lives. Growing up with the Internet has made them accustomed to a culture of never being offline. Checking emails before getting out of bed, shopping online after work, or catching up on tasks during the weekend is common to them. Having a work-life balance doesn't mean less work. It means working differently and more flexibly. As an ABO, this is incredibly important. Having control over when and how they work empowers them to work more efficiently and effectively.
WORK FROM ANYWHERE
Being able to work remotely was not always a luxury a lot of workers enjoy. Now, millennials even see this as one of the main factors when considering a job. Not everyone wants to be chained to a desk all the time.
UPGRADE TO DIGITAL
From notebooks and pens to laptops and TV screens; companies are now turning away from traditional paper trail methods and instead opting for increased speed and efficiency. Online means of communication, document tracking, and such- millennials are at the forefront of this shift, always willing to learn and adapt with the latest innovation technology has to offer. “If it ain't broke, don't fix it” does not cut it anymore for them, as they thrive off of discovering new methods to automate and streamline work processes. In the same way, ABOs also choose similar methods to work as efficiently as possible to fast track their business.
Working in an ideal environment may come rare these days, but there are still companies like Amway that can cater to the needs and wants of its people. For millennials, it’s just simple: having freedom in their work lifestyle enables them to be successful and productive- much like our ABOs!