Latest findings have revealed that it is the millennial generation that are most likely to be lazy in the workplace, however, 33.3% say that they still manage to deliver great results.
The CV-Library survey of 2,000 UK professionals found that despite 44.6% of millennials admitting to slacking off, 73% believe they’re successful in the workplace.
Interestingly, Gen X are the least likely to not put the effort in (27.6%), with Baby Boomers following closely behind, at 31.7%.
When asked their top reasons for being lazy at work, millennials said it was due to:
- Lack of motivation (55.6%)
- Not being challenged (44.4%)
- Boredom (37.8%)
- Achieved as much as they can already (20%)
- Don’t like their job (13.3%)
According to the research, 30.3% claim they can get away with being lazy compared to 17.8% of Gen X. What’s more, their attitude was most likely to relax after a promotion, at 27.9%, in comparison to 14.7% of Gen X workers.
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