Generation Z…Generation X & Baby Boomers…what are the demographics?

Does it affect the workplace? Listen here

It’s naturally healthy to have a mix of ages in the workplace, it keeps everyone abreast of changing cultures and provides a diverse range of views…particularly important when considering your target audience. In some respects, it allows for a range of different skills in the workplace and for people to mentor both up and down! Consider that with the range of skill sets!

What are the definitions?
Generation Z refers to the generation that was born between 1997 and 2012, following millennials. This generation has been raised on the internet and social media, with some of the oldest finishing college by 2020 and entering the workforce. What a techno savvy group, and whom know nothing different to the modern technology that some of the “Baby Boomers” may fear!

Gen X were born after the “Baby Boomers” and were traditionally born between 1965 and 1980. Many saw their hardworking parents being made redundant as companies rationalised and streamlined the business. Would this influence their ethics?

They seek fun and meaningful work. They value the freedom to set their own hours and work from home options. Gen X-ers often prefer to work alone rather than in teams. A hands-off attitude often works best when supervising, mentoring, or working with this generation. Coach… don’t lecture them, and don’t expect blind loyalty.

“Baby boomer” is a term used to describe a person who was born between 1946 and 1964. The baby boomer generation makes up a substantial portion of the world’s population, especially in developed nations…Many will now be approaching retirement or may perhaps have left in recent years.
The days of command and control, rows of desks in military fashion have changed…Home working and online becomes the new norm. Information is now shared in so many different ways with customer interactions becoming less frequent.

The workplace will have to change as new generations (Generation Z), become more prevalent in the workplace. Careers are no longer the norm. Job security is no longer expected as people have less loyalty due to fast changing careers.
The question…does the ethos and leadership in the workplace have to change with the times?

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it”
General Dwight Eisenhower