Managers Fear Generation Z Will Be a Handful

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,  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.”


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.


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