Accenture's new report "Jumping the boundaries of corporate IT: Accenture global research on Millennials' use of technology" looks at how Millennials across the world use IT. For this report, Accenture surveyed over 5,000 employees and students, ages 14-27, in 13 countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Interesting findings include:
- Millennials in the Americas and Asia-Pacific have very positive perceptions of technology, whereas most of them in Europe think that technology takes up too much time.
- Chinese Millennials spend the most time using real-time communication tools for both work and personal use.
- Millennials want to choose what technologies they use at work, especially in emerging markets.
- Millennials increasingly choose their employer based on access to leading technology.
- Millennials routinely bypass corporate approval when using devices and applications.
The report concludes with ways management teams can benefit from the survey findings. The report suggests the following:
- Adapt IT policies to deal with generational diversity.
- Accelerate experiments with social networking.
- Bridge the generation gap.