A new Fast Company piece authored by CannonDesign’s Teresa Bridges profiles five key ways workplaces will need to evolve to be an asset in the recruitment and retention of Generation Z employees. A recent report shed light on the new generation of employees and highlights that they are remarkably open to moving from job to job – 83% of them believe three years or less is the appropriate amount of time to spend at their first job – meaning finding, securing and keeping talent will be even more critical for organizations in the future.
The full Fast Company article can be read online here, but here are some key excerpts:
On Equipping Millennials to Manage Generation Z
Millennial managers will need to find opportunities for Gen Z employees to lead, showcase their abilities and provide a fresh perspective for many undertakings to fuel their entrepreneurial tendencies—all helping them secure a bright future within the company.
On Moving Past One-Size-Fits-All Design Solutions
Organizations are now realizing they need to invest in customized workplace solutions that address four main types of work: concentration, collaboration, socialization, and education. This will become even more necessary as Gen Z brings enhanced individualistic and entrepreneurial drives into the workplace that will require re-thinking how the workplace can support collaboration, idea generation, and recognition.
On Constant Connectivity
Gen Z has grown up always thinking “there’s an app for that,” and they rely on technology to expand their resources and be very efficient in their work. Downtime caused by technological inadequacies is especially frustrating to Gen Z and often a leading cause of dissatisfaction in the workplace. Organizations that are at the forefront of workplace technology trends and invest in IT infrastructure that supports this seamless experience will be pleasantly surprised and rewarded by Gen Z’s ability to leverage this connectivity.