What Do Millennials Want in the Perfect Workplace Environment?

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Marcia McLure Hardy
Danny Upshaw


Twenty-two variables were identified and selected by millennial students as the most important factors contributing to the millennial employee’s ideal workplace environment. These students were attending a small, southern university School of Business in the United States. On a 5-point Ranking Scale, fifty-two college students responded to a student-designed survey ranking the importance of twenty-two workplace environment variables. It was determined that motivation by “being involved in the company’s decisions†and “working with positive-like-minded people†were the two most important factors. These were followed by “having modern equipment†and “liking the company I work forâ€. The most significant factors impacting job position selection are “great working conditions including good equipment, good work environment and low stressâ€.


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Hardy, M. M., & Upshaw, D. (2016). What Do Millennials Want in the Perfect Workplace Environment?. International Journal of Innovation Education and Research, 4(11), 12-18. Retrieved from https://ijier.net/index.php/ijier/article/view/3
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Marcia McLure Hardy, Northwestern State University of Louisiana. USA

Assitant Professor,  School of Business, Management, College of Business & Technology




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