New technologies are being introduced to the workplace by younger workers who are already familiar with them, 3 UK has suggested.

According to the mobile media company, younger generations have grown up with technology and are slowly introducing it to their employers.

Renato Bottini, head of business at 3 UK, said these new methods of communication can benefit companies greatly as they can improve productivity and save money.

"The older generation are more used to email and standard communication methods, but instant messenger, Skype – these kinds of newer technologies have been adopted by the younger generation and are now finding their way into standard working practice," he explained.

Research conducted by the people assessment firm Talent Q found that employees in their early 20s are actually less adaptable to variety and change than their older counterparts.

However, older workers were found to be less socially confident and less ambitious.