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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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8.5. ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?

Millennials just want to have fun—at work. That may sound like heresy to managers, but this generation detests nothing as much as drudgery and boredom. "They look at the workplace as a social organization, not just a job," one corporate recruiter told me.

Although "fun" may be not be in the vocabulary of most employers, some firms are adding a bit of frivolity to the workday to keep millennials happy. Just as it provides employees lots of services for taking care of personal chores, Google also has earned a reputation for its playful workplace atmosphere, from the baby grand piano to pool tables and big exercise balls to roller hockey in the parking lot.

Not many companies can compete with Google's allure, but the ...

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