This week on The JSA Blog, we’re sharing some news based on what we are seeing in the current marketplace.
While millennials were once the most popular punching bag for the older generations, it’s now Gen Z who is taking the brunt of negative sentiment. It’s a fair statement that each generation brings their own strengths and weaknesses to the table, but to single out any generation’s weaknesses in particular isn’t fair.
Part of the reason why the youngest generations get a lot of tough love from the older generations boils down to simple human nature. It’s the same reason we all think the music we listened to when we were younger was better than today, or why almost everything, for that matter was “better back in my day.” But just because it’s human nature to think this way, it doesn’t mean it is based in fact or truth.
The real truth is that Gen Z employees are intelligent, forward thinking individuals who are eager to collaborate with people no matter their background or which generation they’re from. Gen Z is the most open minded and socially conscious generation we’ve seen in American history, and managers should be recognizing and taking advantage of that fact.
According to Fast Company, here are 4 things employers should understand about Gen Z workers:
- Leverage their neuroplasticity
- Harness their innovation potential
- Recognize their strategic insights
- Embrace their ethical insights
For more details and to read the full article from Fast Company, click the link below!