Have you noticed what is happening at your workplace? Have a little look around you now? Are a lot of your colleagues looking a lot younger than you? Does it seem that your workplace is full of ‘bright young things’ who see the world differently from you? That’s because your workplace is increasingly a place dominated by 20- and 30-somethings who may indeed see the world quite differently from the way you do. What has started inevitably as a trickle is about to become a torrent and with this new tide of Millennials (born c.1980-2000) arriving into the workplace, will come a scouring effect on organisations. It’s about time.

If you want to inspire the next generation of workers--and attract them to your company--new research shows that nothing works like a rock-solid mission statement.

Millennials think the best leaders possess an overarching "sense of purpose," according to a study released on Wednesday from consulting and accountancy firmDeloitte.

Whether or not you like socializing with your co-workers, the fact remains that they are the people you will likely spend most of your time with. If you’re close friends with your colleagues that’s great, if not you still need to find a way to collaborate with them on various assignments.

Even if your field of work puts a competitive edge on your relationship with them, having a good rapport with people in the office can have a major impact on the work environment and, ultimately, your productivity.

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