7 Things to Know About Working With Gen Z Excerpt:
Millennials have indubitably been the main subject (or punching bag, depending on whom you ask) of talk surrounding the various generations that currently make up our society (baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z) for the past 10 years.
But millennials are starting to move out of the spotlight to make room for Gen Z, the generation born between 1995 and 2015. Gen Z is known for having grown up almost entirely on technology, for craving engagement and for their pragmatic worldview. Where millennials were fed a steady diet of idealism during the relative calm of the ’80s and ’90s, Gen Z has grown up in a world affected by frequent acts of terrorism, economic uncertainty and societal upheaval.
So what does this mean for business? Because Gen Z has such a markedly different way of both seeing the world and interacting with it compared to previous generations, businesses must be prepared to adjust and reevaluate their practices.
Learning to focus your employee feedback sessions on business outcomes (the What and How) vs. character (the Who) will greatly improve the performance, innovation, and effectiveness of your employees.