Millennials will account for half of the global workforce by 2020. This has made them one of the most debated and analysed age-groups since the baby boomers. Discussion of millennials tends to focus on their optimism, progressive social views, comfort with technology and a much-reported desire for stimulating work experiences, and by extension, their tendency to job-hop.
That said, there has been less research focusing on the ambitions and motivations of high-achieving millennials. We have assessed this sub-segment to better understand the kinds of leaders they will be. Our study profiles the high-achieving millennials in the US, UK, Germany and China and details their expectations of their workplaces, leaders, and professional development. In our analysis, we also look at how these findings vary by geography and gender.