Workplace managers fear Generation Z will be tougher to manage and keep happy than other generations once they enter the workplace.
That’s a finding in new survey from workplace consultants APPrise Mobile.
Nearly 1 in 3 says Gen Z – people born between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s -- will be harder to manage than older generations – as it fully enters the workforce.
The survey found:
--26 percent think communicating with Gen Z will be difficult compared to older generations.
--29 percent expect to have problems training them.
--Only 21 percent plan to change their management style.
--16 percent believe Gen Z workers will “negatively affect their company culture.”
Workplace culture expert Bobby Albert of Vales-Driven Leadership and www.bobbyalbert.com, tells Newsradio 740 KTRH that Gen Z’ers bring technical know-how to businesses.
Albert, the author of Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job, says employers would be smart to capitalize on those skills.
Indeed, many managers already see that these workers offer attractive technical skills, because 44% believe that their tech savvy gives Gen Z’ers “an advantage in the workplace.”
WHO’S WHO IN THE WORKPLACE?
Here’s the generational breakdown:
--Gen Z: Born 1996 and later.
--Millennials or Gen Y: Born 1977 to 1995.
--Generation X: Born 1965 to 1976.
--Baby Boomers: Born 1946 to 1964.