Study: Even Millennials Admit They Can Be The Office Slacker

Australia's Bernard Tomic reacts against Germany's Mischa Zverev during their men's singles first round match on the second day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
SHARE
THIS



A new study has revealed what many people over 35s have long realised – when it comes to working with them, even the Millennials (those aged 18-35) admit they can be – how do we say this? – a little work-shy.

The study by YouGov polled residents in APAC countries (Australia included) and found that the stereotype about the Ys shirking it around the office could well be true.

Millennials vs Baby Boomers

It found young people are four times more likely to describe their work ethic as lazy. While a fifth (19 per cent) of 16-24 years admit to having a lazy work ethic, while only five per cent of those over 55 believe themselves to be lazy.

According to the report, Australians (of all generations) are the most likely to see themselves as hardworking among all APAC respondents; with four-fifths of respondents (79 per cent) believe that they are hardworking in the workplace.

When it came to physical labour, 70 per cent of Indonesians said they were lazy while women were more likely to see themselves as lazy, with 36 per cent of those polled seeing themselves as lazy (compared to just 27 per cent of men).

Female respondents were also lazier when it came to how they choose to travel a distance of one kilometre. Asked whether respondents would rather walk or drive/take public transport to travel the distance, fewer than half of female respondents (44 per cent) would prefer to walk. This compares with 51 per cent of male respondents.

1km

YouGov also tested just how lazy workers were by probing the point at which people would opt to take the elevator over stairs. Although 92 per cent of respondents claim that they would opt for the stairs rather than an elevator to ascend by just one floor, nearly two-thirds of those polled (63 per cent) confess to having taken an elevator to do so in the past.

Five floors is the cut-off point where most people would rather take the elevator stairs. More than four-fifths of the those polled (83 per cent) would opt for the elevator at this point, nearly double the number that would take the elevator to travel three floors (46 per cent).

Please login with linkedin to comment

Advertising Standards Bureau First Jobs Poster

Latest News

Investigation Reveals That Amazon Destroys Thousands Of Dollars Of Unsold Stock, Including Laptops, TVs And Face Masks
  • Technology

Investigation Reveals That Amazon Destroys Thousands Of Dollars Of Unsold Stock, Including Laptops, TVs And Face Masks

An investigation by British broadcaster ITV has found that Amazon is destroying millions of items in unsold or returned stock. The report specifically focuses on one of the 24 warehouses the company has in the UK. According to ITV, the destroyed items are largely unused and new, either returned items or those which never sold. […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Witchery Partners With GlamCorner To Boost Subscription Shopping
  • Media

Witchery Partners With GlamCorner To Boost Subscription Shopping

Australian fashion brand Witchery has partnered with B Corp GlamCorner as part of GlamCorner’s subscription box offering as the demand for everyday essentials soars. This partnership marks another milestone for the Australian fashion industry towards becoming more circular and introducing more paths to reduce textile waste. Customers nationally will be able to rent more of […]

Curry Club For COVID-19 Relief, Powered By UnLtd, Challenges AdLand To Raise $100,000
  • Marketing
  • Media

Curry Club For COVID-19 Relief, Powered By UnLtd, Challenges AdLand To Raise $100,000

The media, marketing and creative industries are being encouraged to host their own ‘Curry Club for COVID’ before 30th June to help meet the ambitious $100k target set by its organisers. Curry Club for COVID, which was conceived by long-time adtech executive Peter Bray, sales director at Impact, and is powered by industry social purpose organisation […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
UnLtd’s ‘Goals for Good’ Soccer Tournament Celebrates 10 Years
  • Media

UnLtd’s ‘Goals for Good’ Soccer Tournament Celebrates 10 Years

The UnLtd Cup is returning for its tenth consecutive year, marking a decade of soccer shenanigans that’s raised nearly $500,000 for children’s mental health charity, KidsXpress. On July 22-23rd, 28 teams from across the industry will battle it out on the soccer field in the two-day tournament at Sydney University Sports and Fitness Centre, Darlington. […]

Mobile Pnone Shopping Online With A Debit Card
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Ultra Commerce Acquires Vesta eCommerce

Australian-bred company Ultra Commerce has acquired New Zealand-based company Vesta eCommerce, a global software business providing leading product data management solutions. The recent acquisition is a significant move for the business, which is Australian born, owned, and headquartered, but has built out a global presence as it pursues rapid growth in the eCommerce market. Connecting […]

Crater Teams Up With Director Luna Laure For ‘Harry’s Story’, Canteen’s Newest Campaign
  • Campaigns

Crater Teams Up With Director Luna Laure For ‘Harry’s Story’, Canteen’s Newest Campaign

Canteen’s latest campaign features the combined talents of Director Luna Laure and creative agency Crater. The campaign strives to raise awareness for young people affected by cancer. The awareness campaign centres around Harry Barentson, who at 12 years of age found out his pregnant mum had cancer. The campaign aims to bring awareness to Canteen’s […]

AFL Legend Kevin Sheedy Narrates A ‘Love Letter To Victoria’ Via Enthral
  • Campaigns

AFL Legend Kevin Sheedy Narrates A ‘Love Letter To Victoria’ Via Enthral

In partnership with storytelling agency Enthral, AFL legend Kevin Sheedy has voiced a ‘Love Letter to Victoria’ using visuals to showcase the state’s natural beauty and culture. Victoria has been hit with the worst of the coronavirus pandemic compared with any other Aussie state, experiencing four lockdowns. Sheedy partnered with Enthral to share a love […]

Telstra’s Belong Appoints Howatson + White For Strategy & Creative, Retains OMD For Media
  • Advertising

Telstra’s Belong Appoints Howatson + White For Strategy & Creative, Retains OMD For Media

Telstra’s lower-cost telco, Belong, has awarded its strategy and creative account to Howatson + White, and has reappointed OMD to its media buying account, after a competitive pitch process. Howatson + White will handle strategy, planning, creative and CRM, while former agency Clemenger will continue to have a relationship with Belong, managing PR and retail activation. […]