The Shifting Attitudes of Workplace Millennials

workplace millennialsRecently, we swore in a new class of lawyers in Illinois. Many of these new lawyers were Millennials — people born between 1980 and 2000 — who have had a tremendous effect on the legal workplace.

A recent American Lawyer article on millennials at large law firms pointed out the number of firms recognizing their impact.

Firms are implementing remote working policies and choose-your-own technology programs, and they are dramatically overhauling their workspaces to de-emphasize corner offices and install open areas. Firms are including associates on strategic planning, business pitches and even management committees. So, it seems that they’ve listened to the social commentary about workplace millennials — that they want flexibility, leadership, integration and collaboration at work — and have adjusted accordingly.

But that was for last year’s Millennial attorney. What about the today’s Millennial, the one being sworn in now?


Last year, Deloitte released a report on the views of almost 8,000 Millennials across 30 countries surveyed in 2016. All the participants had a college degree and were employed full time in private sector organizations. Here are five key takeaways from the report:

READ MORE Legal Management The Magazine of ALA February 2018

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