Less than a decade ago the U.S. experienced a recession. At the same time a sizeable chunk of millennials were graduating from college. (I was one of them.) The result of this American job crisis, and tightened budgets in offices and homes-- prompted alternative options for working and living.
The long term effect is that today a large group of millennials (who will make up ¾ of the workforce in the next 5 years) expect to have more freedom in regards to work environments. Two big freedoms they desire are the ability to work from anywhere and the need to believe in their company’s mission.