With those born in the 80s and 90s increasingly affluent in digital and electronic technology, the way students and employees function is changing according to this infographic exploring work patterns.
80% of Generation Y students use Facebook to communicate with other students about their school work. This is a communication method which wasn't available to previous generations and is increasing collaboration between students. Students now have a wide array of ways to communicate and collaborate including web conferencing, online chat and instant messages. For some, the Internet can be a distraction when studying, but for others it is a valuable tool and a major part of their work patterns.
It should come as no surprise that Generation Y spends more time working together via the Internet, but this also has implications for what they expect from their jobs.