Gen Y doesn’t make lazy workers
Melbourne: Are you one of those who believe young people are less committed to work than others? If yes, a new Aussie report may help you change your perspective.
According to the annual Australian Work and Life Index, on average all employed people want to work 2.6 hours fewer a week.
Issues such as work pressure cutting into personal life remain largely unaddressed and are in some cases worsening for 60 per cent of female workers and 50 per cent of males.
However, Generation Y workers have no more desire to reduce their working hours than any other group, the report found.
"There are no signs in this data of a lazy Gen Y or Gen X cohort, compared with baby boomers," The Herald Sun quoted Dr Barbara Pocock, co-author and UniSA director of the Centre For Work And Life, as saying.
She added: "All three generations would prefer to work about 34-35 hours a week, with similar preference patterns among men and women."
Gen Y expert Avril Henry said other generations could actually learn from young people.
She said: "They want to work smarter not harder ... and work more efficiently using technology."