When I read the Inc. headline, “Gen Z Is Coming To The Workforce”, it hit me – millennials are now becoming established in the workplace, and it’s time we all start considering the next generation of professionals.
So, who is that generation?
Meet Gen Z. A quick Wikipedia cites this definition: The generation after Millennials, Generation Z, which is defined as people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, make up 25% of the U.S. population, making them a larger cohort than the Baby Boomers or Millennials.
Obviously, this is going to be a massively influential group in all aspects of culture, and the workplace is no exception.
So what will that look like?
Inc. did a very helpful profile of what we should all expect and know as this group joins the workforce. Here is a quick top-line look at what they have to say about Gen Z:
- They are less likely to be risk takers (a good and bad thing).
- They are not interested in self-employment, but are interested in finances.
- They are more diverse than previous generations.
- They are still just people!
I know that is very over-arching, so I recommend you read the article for more support and rationale behind these points.
But no matter what, it’s important to know that change is coming. How will YOU be ready to make the most of it?