Gen Z (those born between 1997 and 2012) is characterized by ambitious, disruptive change-makers who are ready to transform how we think about work.
On Episode 60 of the Impact Makers podcast, I’m speaking with CareerPoint Founder and CEO Steve McIntosh. Steve and I shared this conversation as part of a webinar sponsored by CareerPoint, which is also a company that I serve as an advisory board member for.
Our conversation focused on how Gen Z professionals differ from other generations and how leaders can best prepare for Gen Zers in the workplace.
Steve also shared some great tips on how to approach and develop young leaders or new leaders in any generation.
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
- The characteristics of the Gen Z population
- Setting the expectations in today’s workplace
- Seeking out mentors and leadership opportunities
- Mistakes companies and leaders make when bringing this new generation on board
- Solving the conflict between introducing technology and making things less personal
- How to bring the five generations together in the workplace
- Tips for retaining the Gen Z talent
IMPACT MAKERS PODCAST – EPISODE 60
Key Quotes From This Episode:
“Gen Z have joined the workplace at a very interesting time for everyone. And it’s [the COVID pandemic] unprecedented, obviously in our lifetimes and this is going have a profound effect on their entire career.” ~ @Steve McIntosh
“Statistics [show] that 70% of under thirties do not have someone that they consider a mentor at work. That’s a serious problem, and it’s much more serious for women and minorities because it’s less likely that they have someone they identify with that they can ask to become a mentor.” ~ @Steve McIntosh
“Leadership is a skill set in itself. And it’s going to become a lot more challenging when we’re managing people who are working remotely.” ~ @Steve McIntosh
People & Resources Mentioned In This episode:
The New Employee Contract: How to Find, Keep, and Elevate Gen Z Talent by Anthony Onesto
This episode of the Impact Makers Podcast is sponsored by Workplace from Meta.
Everybody’s talking about the metaverse these days, but Workplace from Meta is different – I mean, the clue’s in the name, right?
Workplace is a business communication tool that uses features like instant messaging and video calls to help people share information. Think Facebook, but for your company.
It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work – a future in which your job isn’t just something you do, but something you EXPERIENCE. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected, and productive.
Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future.
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