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34% of millennials have tried to boycott the company they work for

34% of millennials have tried to boycott the company they work for
The workers of this generation seek a flexible work environment that listens to them and with which they feel identified with their values. Photo: Catherine Waibel/dpa

A Change Americas study indicated that at least 34% of millennials has tried to boycott the companies where they work at least once.

According to him analysis, this set of staff is motivated to have this attitude by two key factors: they perceive that they are not listened to by the company that has hired them or they do not consider that the company reflects their values ​​in the culture of the organization.

Yet the same study also points out that millennials can also commit to company goals and increase their productivity. 82% of them have indicated that they attach importance to spaces for worked inclusive and with interactions that break the monotony in the workplace.

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The generation gap in companies

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On the other hand, the age difference between the workers hired by a company also influences the activities that these may have in the coming years. According to Change Americas, almost all organizations who participated in the study in Colombia (9 out of 10), indicated that during the year 2023 the generational gap will be one of the challenges to overcome to improve your productivity.

“The teams that work best are those that have diversity generational: people of different genders and ages who share different points of view, experiences, and abilities,” said Liliana Fernández, endomarketing manager at the company. According to her, disruptive spaces make workers identify with the culture of the Business.

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The workers of this generation seek a flexible work environment that listens to them and with which they feel identified with their values.  (Photo: File)
The workers of this generation seek a flexible work environment that listens to them and with which they feel identified with their values. (Photo: File)

What about cybersecurity

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The differences between the behaviors of the groups of workers with different ages are also reflected in their opinions regarding key issues in today’s work environment. Appgate, a company dedicated to the cybersecurity indicated that there are very marked differences between millennials and Generation X in their opinions on the subject.

at least one 39% of the millennials would be willing to pay to ransom your data in the event of a cyberattack in order to get back to work faster. This figure is higher than in the other generations as Baby Boomers wave Generation Xwell only the 30% of them would make this decision.

For her part, the Generation X has the ability to feel comfortable with people who belong to other age groups at the time of work, so they have a better performance at work collaborative and a somewhat more conservative behavior with regard to the cybersecurity according to the Appgate study.

The companies in the world come to pay 1.5 million dollars for a ransom and everything that implies.
The companies in the world come to pay 1.5 million dollars for a ransom and everything that implies.

Regarding an attack ransomware (data hijacking)although more than 30% of employees may decide that it is better to pay cybercriminals the bailing outin general this is a procedure that few organizations have.

According to Marco Fontenelle, general director of Quest Software for Latin America, only the 8% of the organizations who pay a ransom manage to recover all their data and in the 80% In most cases, they are attacked again in the same way.

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