That fun spoiled bunch, Millennials, will comprise 75% of the workforce by 2025, reports Emily Matchar in THE WASHINGTON POST. She predicts this irrepresible, confident, not overly hard working generation will change the culture of most organizations. Already more than a 1000 comments have been posted in response to her article.
The question we have, of course, is if this loose generation can penetrate the buttoned-down compulsively working ethos of BigLaw. So far, the most of a cultural inroad they have made in BigLaw, as Abovethelaw.com had reported about a year ago, is provide free hot chocolate to employees on days on which the temperature dropped to a certain level.
But, one never knows. An analogue to Pussy Riot could become a game-changer in BigLaw. The managing partners might set aside time for associates to update their social networks, contact dad and mom about work problems, and catch some video streaming on Netflix.