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Next year, people born between 1981 and 1996 are poised to become the new workforce majority and will eventually remake the workplace in their own image. That means office culture is in for big changes. As a new survey shows, this generation is already chafing at today’s traditional company structures.
Freelancer platform Elance-oDesk and Millennial Branding, a research consultancy, interviewed more than a thousand working millennials and 200 older hiring managers to arrive at what they call the “disjoints” in thinking between these two generations. The two groups often had different perspectives on what’s important.
This is a pretty cool post on church architecture.
Religion is changing—from the stained glass industry to Portlandia’s perfect parody of a desperate pastor’s plea that “church is an option.” At the same time, there’s been a major renaissance in religious architecture over the last few years.
“The landscape of sacred space is changing, along with dramatic shifts in organized religion,” explains Michael J. Crosbie, the editor of Faith & Form magazine, which focuses on religion, art and architecture. Crosbie is also the organizer of the magazine’s annual awards, which honor religious architecture around the world. “Jury members agreed that religious art and architecture are flourishing throughout the world, and that artists, architects, liturgical designers, students, and others are exploring ways to balance tradition with new demands of religious practice,” he explains of this year’s crop of winners.
This piece is about the office, but it might be worth reading with the church in mind.
It’s no secret that millennials are infiltrating the office: They’re slated to make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2025, according to a recent study from consulting and accountancy firm Deloitte. On average, millennials are smart, ambitious, and remarkably tech savvy, if somewhat more laidback.
It’s true that Gen Y attitudes towards work can differ from those of previous generations–often prioritizing fun, friendships, and flexibility in the workplace. Yet some brands have made major marketing faux pas by misunderstanding how millennials operate. The key thing to keep in mind: They’re human like everyone else.
If this wasn’t clearly from overseas, I’d think it was Nashville.