Our recent conversation on the “Leader’s Cafe” sparked a fascinating discussion about Generation Z and its impact on the workplace. Let’s delve deeper into this core topic, which radically reshapes the world of work and transforms organizational culture. I will explore the process of integrating Generation Z into the workforce and, subsequently, the significant role that Generation X can play as a mentor for this emerging generation. This doesn’t only involve managing or leading a new generation; it’s about creating an environment borne out of the collective efforts of every generation participating in the workforce.
Now, let’s start with an understanding of Generation Z. Born between the mid-to-late 1990s and the early 2010s, this generation has grown up in a world where the internet isn’t a luxury but a given. They are not just internet users but have evolved alongside it, so much so that their lives are deeply intertwined with digital technology. This interaction with technology from an early age has uniquely shaped their skills, attitudes, behaviors, and expectations.
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