Gen-Z: A new age generation or just talk
A revolutionary group of youngsters is coming over to take the workplace by storm. Surprisingly enough most people aren’t aware of this upcoming era of individuals even though there are more than 65 million of them in the USA alone.
In layman's terms, the generation born between 1996 to 2010 is often considered the Gen-Z. The folks born during this era never have known a time where the internet and social media have not existed. Even if the oldest one might be aged around 22, their lifestyle needs and choices should be on par with any place they go to.
Hence, arriving at the bigger question. Are workplaces of today’s millennials plus CEO generations are equipped enough to meet and gratify the digital presence. This generation knows how to do every payment or shopping online, along with a top-notch knack for digital marketing. So let’s have a look at some ways these already existing corporations can keep up with their practices.
Millennials vs Gen-Z
Millennials are the generation who are currently in their 20’s now and have a very "Me too" viewpoint where they still would be skeptical to be fine with other opinions.
While the folks falling under the Gen-Z age range are much more open-minded and considerate to new thoughts, opinions, and perspectives. The entire social media engagement platforms like Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram are specifically designed to match this age group and have been doing business in billions.
The biggest difference between Millennials and Gen-Z is their style of using social media while the millennial generation uses social media platforms to connect with friends and family; the Gen-Zers use it as a prime source of entertainment. They do not care about the sincerity or dedication to posting, they find something new, they like it, they share it publicly.
Upgrade your Technology
May it be those laptops from 2010 or a meagre 15 Mbps internet speed, these youngsters do not cope up with bad technology at all. As Gen-Zers are called the “first digital natives” every other company is on the lookout for them and reaches out to them for their impeccable knowledge with online platforms.
With every other individual present with the latest smartphone, Gen-Zers are equipped to work on anything with technology from ordering food, calling a taxi, or maintaining their bank balances, hence, to keep up with their likes the company should adapt to the format on online payments, SMS’es or develop an app for the organisation to keep up with the trend.
Friendly Nature to build professional relations
Even though discipline and professionalism never go out of style. This constantly connected generation likes to be prompt in their responses and friendly with every employer, hence, creating an atmosphere of support.
While Gen-Z is surely the future, do not overlook the needs of other generations present in your company. Many Baby Boomers still prefer traditional billing and working options. When you introduce new mobile apps and digital options, it’s important to guide your clients on the needed changes and how this latest technology will improve their experience of working/being associated with your organisation.
Connect and Engage
The Gen-Z wants to stay updated with everything that is going on around the company and loves being a part of it all. With simple steps like colleague collaboration, official team-based digital groups for updates, allowing them to make their own posts will keep them engaged and active on your company’s word of mouth status.
Other flexible options like Work from Home, fun activities, team training sessions, open-door policing, and feedback opportunities go hand in hand to increase the Gen-Z age group engagement towards your company.
The one thing in life and technology that will never budge is “Change is Constant”. Even though every company focuses on the present and developing their strategies accordingly, it should also keep evolving with generations for planning a suitable future for the organisation.
As the Gen-Z spends a limited amount of time in anything that interests them less, they are the best judge to check the attention span of a goldfish, that will also be implicated to your potential customers. They will help you break your traditional filters, and help in generating quick, interesting and fast to consume content which frankly is the need for the future.
To match the Gen-Z’s expectations, a combination of rules, management transparency, their interests and choices as well as choosing the talent who still have a thriving competitive drive in them to be the change.
By considering the needs of Gen-Z workers, the Human Resources can smoothly set up their organisations rules for success in the forthcoming future.