The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2020 from a Namibian Perspective
Resilient generations hold the key to creating a “better normal”
Namibian Perspective on the Global Millennial Survey Results for 2020
While the world was still unaware of what 2020 will bring forth, the fieldwork for the global 2020 Millennial Survey began in late November 2019 and was completed early in the new year. This primary survey had 18,426 millennials and Gen Zs across 43 countries who participated. Namibia was not one of the participating countries, however, through our work with millennials in Namibia, we can hypothesise that global trends apply. The arrival of COVID-19 brought new factors into account and to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on previous opinions, a second pulse survey was conducted. This survey had 9,102 individuals from more than 13 countries who participated between April and May 2020.
Even though one in five millennials around the world have lost their jobs at the time that the second survey took place, younger generations remained resilient and refuse to compromise on their values – an attitude that might help change society for the better if leveraged and understood correctly.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations have demonstrated agility and the ability to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances. This is also a time in which leaders have the opportunity to reboot their business with a new perspective and goals.
The viewpoints from millennials and GenZs will be critical in creating a new and better normal and therefore employers should prioritise promoting a dialogue with these generations, listen to their concerns and understand why and what matters to them. Together, we have the opportunity to create a better world for our future, and the future of generations to come.