I was invited to a Millennial Round Table 2018 by Indiblogger in association with Western Union. The roundtable consisted of some really esteemed millennials: Sohini Rajola, Regional VP South Asia and Indo-China, Western Union, Pooja Dhingra, founder, and chef, Le 15 Patisserie, Karishma Mehta, founder, Human of Bombay, Himanshu Sehgal, founder, and Blogger. My Yellow Plate and Siddharth Shahani, Co-Founder and executive director at Indian School of Design & Innovation.
Sitting in there and listening to the mindset of millennials there was a sense of realization – How sitting at home, watching my kids and managing everything around, I am still able to work. All I have is my laptop and few hours in hand when kids are at school. You know, I have been working for years now, and I see How slowly but steadily we have become a part of a global family.
I was somehow aware of all this but never bothered to acknowledge the fact that, whom so ever I connect to personally or the via internet we all share a common vision. As a human race, we are social animals. olden time, we use to collaborate within our premises, but today because of globalisation we are open to many collaborations around the world, we have the freedom to experience, to taste the opportunities which are available around the world. Our horizon has expanded and today we see more beyond, what we actually are able to see.
Westen union company had undertaken an initiative to understand consumer’s view about where they see the world advancing in the future. A survey/ study with a name of globalisation that showcased the generation of game changers, united by the belief in the world of collaboration, unrestricted by geographical borders.
A survey of more than 10,000 millennials across 15 countries.
Note: Millennials – if you are born between 1980 – 2000 consider yourself a millennial. Today, 27% of the global population is millennials. The young adulthood they are fast becoming the world’s most important generational cohort for consumer spending growth, sourcing of employs and overall economic growth.
Some key highlights from the result of the survey:
More millennials see themselves as global citizens.
Around 90% of the millennials agree that a better global future can be achieved through collaborations. 89% of the Indian millennials agree that the countries should collaborate rather than compete with each other.
More than 8 in the 10 Indians believe in future with limitless movement around the world is empowering. They believe technology enables their voice to be heard more easily.
Majority of gable and Indian millennials believe that the social media has played a critical role in uniting the world.
89% of the Indian millennials agree that living or working in other countries unlocks opportunities for better jobs and education and 88% believe that it is a key component of economic freedom.
59% of the Indian Millennials believe in the free flow of money across borders will become easier.
Here is a quick look at the globalisation – understanding the millennial mindset.
It was a learning experience for me and I enjoyed meeting my fellow bloggers. And Of course, the cupcakes were the highlight.