A recent article on the HRM online website, confirms my suspicions about what to do with Gen Y. Should companies give in to their demands. Well, guess what? Within the next 10 years they will comprise 40% of the Canadian workforce. 40%.
We have been so concerned about paying people to sit in their desks for 8 hours that we have forgotten the reason they are there; to get things done, to get results. But our collective agreements and legal frameworks don't support the 'inequality' that a meritocracy warrants. If business is about results (other things too, but getting the most from the resources available is important), then it makes sense to focus on outcomes and not just whether or not someone sat at their workstation or desk for 8 hours.