Gen Y Demands Social Solutions for Both Work & Play

We all know that Generation Y is one of the most tech-savvy generation in America. Born in the 1980s and 1990s, these are the kids who had computers in grade school, cell phones in high school, and spent their free time in college glued to social media websites (unless, of course, they were busy actually starting a tech company or a social media website in college).

This generation is now continuing to enter the workforce in droves: they are expected to comprise more than 40% of the U.S. workforce by 2020, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result, new ways of doing business are evolving to accommodate this group’s innate desire for constant connection in both their personal and professional lives.

In fact, a recent Wall Street Journal article discussed how more employers are “jumping through hoops” to accommodate Gen Y, such as offering more flexible work schedules, in order to attract these workers who are by nature “tech-savvy, socially interconnected and collaborative.”

Enter cloud-based solutions such as Mavenlink, the first online interactive workspace and social project management platform that seems to fit this generation’s work style like a glove. With an intuitive, user-friendly interface reminiscent of its social media counterparts, Mavenlink combines the best aspects of project management in a social and completely mobile platform. It is the ultimate place for Gen Y team members (and their colleagues of any generation) to collaborate, share files, and even keep track of time sheets and invoicing.

The Mavenlink workspace has particular appeal to the many members of Gen Y who have skipped the era of e-mail entirely and instead stay connected purely through social networks. While Facebook is a great platform for keeping in touch with family and friends, Mavenlink is fast becoming a go-to resource for this group to collaborate on work projects with anyone in the world, from anywhere in the world. Thankfully, the Mavenlink platform crosses multiple generations: you can still have all of your workspace posts and documents copied to your e-mail account if you want.

What are some other examples of how today’s workplace is adapting to Gen Y?