The Accenture Employee Experience is as unique as our 319,000 employees and, like our people, the experience we offer is always evolving. We recently added crowdsourcing to the mix of resources we use to ensure our career options meet the changing needs of our people. The results captured the best ideas of 25,000 people—including Accenture employees and external potential candidates. When we reached out to candidates through social media and our Accenture Talent Connection community, we offered to speak with commenters whose contributions garnered the greatest responses—the winners were Nnaemeka Amaeshi and Scott Oliver
Nnaemeka, a 29-year-old graduate student at Missouri University of Science and Technology, spoke to the needs of future employees. "The workforce of 2020 will comprise a very large proportion of Millennials, of which I’m one," he wrote. "There will be more and more virtual collaborations across teams in different geographic locations, so we will prefer companies that offer both flexible work schedules and that rely heavily on technology to get work done."
When we spoke to Nnaemeka, we asked, among other things, what else we should know about Millennials. "We like to control our time, to know that we could work virtually, using the resources of the Internet," he said. "These days it’s not just enough to clock the hours--we do want to see that we’re making a difference."
Scott Oliver, a 44-year-old Process Engineering Team Lead at Chevron in Australia, had a different take. "Too much is made of anticipating changes for the next generation," he wrote. "The best employees in 2020 will be the ones who focus on results -- always asking themselves how they can deliver results more efficiently than anyone else." We asked Scott for his solution. "Could people work for three to four organizations at any one time?" he asked. "Not necessarily competitors but complementary businesses – doing the same function. The cross-pollination of experiences, skills and ideas would increase productivity overall."
At Accenture, we’re always looking to make tomorrow greater than today, so feel free to keep the conversation going. Share your ideas with us and let us know what you think of these ideas in the comments below.