Multilingual Business Communication

April 10, 2009

Are we the ones in charge now?

Filed under: business communication, employee communication — Tags: , , , — meertaligebedrijfscommunicatie @ 5:26 pm

When looking at employee communication, we often consider it as one way traffic from the employer towards the employee. However, I asked myself lately wether this could have been slightly reversed. In the last decade, employees became more and more demanding. They do not settle for just any job available anymore. According to a Weekend Knack questionnaire held amongst 20 year olds, we do not just want to find a job and earn large amounts of money. We mainly want to live the good life. We still work overtime, but instead of being paid for it, we want more holidays in return. This does not mean that we are a lazy generation, we just consider quality time of more importance than materialism.

We do not want money. We want a nice atmosphere, a good company image and flexible working hours.
We do not want certainty. We rather enjoy what we do, also if it is for a short time.
Last but not least, we have faith in ourselves and believe that everything will work out just fine.

I guess this makes us a very demanding generation and I believe employers will become the ones to be flexible, instead of the employees.

Source: Weekend Knack nr.15, April 8th until April 14th, 2009 pg.25-30

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