Can You Learn Anything From Gen Z at Work?

The Gen-Z generation, or those born between 1996 to 2000, are now influencing the workplace and comprise a huge chunk of the workplace. It can be challenging for us from different generations to understand what they are thinking and keep up with them.

However, having these workers in the workplace can be a learning experience and help you reimagine your work experience. Down below are some of the things you can learn from gen Z workers at your workplace:

Work-life balance and personal well-being are important!

Gen-Z employees know the importance of a work-life balance and keeping one’s personal well-being safe and healthy. Without it, it will be challenging to perform consistently every day and see work as a chore rather than a learning experience. It may also lead to sickness and burnout, which can affect your chances of finding a new job. You can follow their example in how to achieve work-life balance and how to take care of yourself.

Workplace expectations should be aligned with one’s morals and must be driven by values

One of the most notable things Gen Z workers can teach their colleagues is the importance of values and morals in the workplace. These workers immediately disregard companies or businesses with either a negative image or a poor set of values. This belief is because they want a firm that can make a positive impact in society and allow them to grow, which is a noble belief that you can also share.

There should be diversity, inclusion and equality at work

Back in the old days, the concept of equality, inclusion and diversity in work was unheard of. Even if there are issues in the workplace, it is often swept under the rug, and if the victim is a woman or from a specific race or religion, one can never hope for compensation.

But, the Gen-Z generation is the most racially and ethnically diverse generation globally. As a result, they expect their workplaces to share their morals and make them feel welcome. They will be more active in fighting against discrimination and bias and be respectful regarding one’s gender and racial identity.

Given the importance of these factors in today’s society, you can speak to your coworkers to work on how to deal with any related issues and reach out to your employers.

Communication and transparency are essential in the workplace

Like their older colleagues, Gen-Z workers also value open communication and transparency in the workplace. Having human connections in the workplace will make it easier to work on tasks and prevent the onset of conflicts. Strong relationships also make it easier to get feedback, which can improve one’s performance. Meanwhile, transparency is highly valued by Gen-Z workers because this reduces conflicts and streamlines tasks.

As their colleague, you can take the initiative to reach out to these younger workers and discuss the work. After work, spend some time getting to know them better and making the job more enjoyable.

Conclusion

It is undeniable that the Gen-Z generation has their own perspectives about how work should be done due to how they were brought up. It is up to the older generation to create the right strategies to make it easier for the younger employees to communicate and share what they know, enabling dialogue and collaboration. We must also see the value of their thoughts because, for these employees, work should matter, and it is a sentiment even we should share.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. C.A. Post says:

    If we ever get too old to learn, we are just TOO OLD! We are created for an eternity of learning and knowing The God Who Is, and it is unimaginable how great it will be to live in His Presence, seen by us who now can only believe in Him who is unseen.
    “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3-5)
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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  2. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💜 Baby Boomers ARE often Way Ahead of “Gen Z” EveryOne; it’s because of the “Gen Z” Arrogance and Aloofness that is ‘My Parents ARE DUMB!!! and Know Nothing’ instead of Respectful Debate, Discussion and Discourse, My Marvellous, Recently Deceased Grandma Showed Me Features on My Smartphone that I NEVER!!! Knew Existed

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  3. Tom says:

    Jes, How to be self centered

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