Watch Out Here They Come! Generation Z is On Their Way

By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW

Much talk about generational differences in the workplaces has included the four generations of Gen Y,. Gen X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists; however, watch out because a new generation is on the way to workplaces across America.  Who are these new arrivals, you ask? Generation Z or the Net Generation.  These individuals were born in roughly 1994, but some references show back to 1991.  So, if we thought things were complicated enough, it is about to get interesting. 

What can we expect?  I hate to generalize, but this is a list of characteristics that you could potentially encounter. 

  • Individualism and self expression
  • Technology is a part of who they are
  • Process information very fast and short attention spans
  • Everyone is equal and more accepting of diversity
  • Instant action and satisfaction
  • Socially conscious
  • Feel respect and trust is earned by actions

Challenges of this Generation: Interpersonal communication, Problem solving skills, Focusing attention for long periods, Concept of hard work leads to success

Check out this great resource from Crescendo Consulting Group, LLC: http://www.crescendocg.com/media/img/library/2011/03/18/GenZ.pdf

 

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About catalystxchange

Catalyst X-Change, Inc. is a 501c3 serving the greater Indianapolis area. Catalyst was founded by two Millennials (Kristin Clements-Effner and Melissa Noyes) with a passion and a vision for world change. We believe that significant and positive change can happen when individuals come together and match their passions with tangible actions. Our mission is to advance community through meaningful action.
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