Employers will soon have to manage their workplaces with a new wave of workers added to the mix, Generation Z (those born between the mid-90s through the early 2000s). Chip Espinoza at AllBusiness.com says 23 million Gen-Z workers are already in the marketplace, so employers need to learn what motivates them.
“A key difference between this generation and millennials is that their world has always contained social media, and they tend to use these platforms predominantly to showcase and live their lives,” Espinoza writes.
Gen-Z members are accustomed to constant updates and feeds, so managers should learn to give feedback frequently but in small doses. Likewise, employers should relax rigid conventions and give Gen-Z a little autonomy and self-management.
“This generation views the strict nine-to-five mentality as outdated,” Espinoza writes.