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Here are the main problems facing Generation Z at work.


Here are the main problems facing Generation Z at work.
Generation "Z" (Gen Z) or millennials are very different from previous generations; Because it is a privileged internet generation, they are freer, more frank, honest and sensitive, and also much more demanding compared to the generations that preceded it.

As this generation now makes up the vast majority of the world's young working generations, with more of them joining the labour market every day, differences between them and previous generations pose many problems and issues, including that this generation likes to take its place at the table and be heard by its managers and predecessors.

However, the major paradox or underlying problem faced by the generation is their openness and audacity to express their opinions to managers who are not used to or welcome this, but who expect younger workers to "prove themselves first" before expressing their opinions or demanding that they be treated on an equal footing, as well as more experienced and older employees.

Professor Martin Kilduff, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of London, says: "New entrants to the workplace talk more about values such as: resilience, equity, equity, work-life balance, and have high expectations for their working lives compared to older generations." He adds: "They too are frank, think loudly, and let you know what they think without shame or suspicion."

A generation leading a major transformation

In fact, every new generation brings with it its challenges, problems and priorities, and a recent study by Thut Exchange found (ThoughtExchange) This generation is leading a major transformation of the workplace, because its children are the most numerous in the world, numbering more than 60 million young people in America alone. (Generation Z) is on track to become the most influential group in the workplace in the near future.

96% of participants said it was important to feel valued and empowered in the workplace, while 80% said they preferred a job that allowed them to explore and develop a different skill set, rather than a job that focused on a particular skill set.

Warning to managers and employers

In this context, Dave McCloud warned the CEO of the Foundation Thut Xing Employers and Corporate Managers That This Generation Has Different Ambitions and Dreams Than Previous Generations For example, 85% of this generation said they wanted to work for a company with a clear vision. 89% of them have confirmed that they will not hesitate to leave any company that does not guarantee them a clear future. According to Forbes, which published the most important part of the aforementioned study.

On the ground because of their high culture, communication, permanent presence on the Internet, their viewing of social justice movements, as well as their moral sensitivity and rejection of injustice, the people of this generation have developed a unique sensitivity and strong attitude to the values of justice, equity and ethical business practices.

In this context, McCloud warned that "corporate owners who fail to rapidly transform their enterprises as an active force for good, achieve fairness and equity in their business dealings, and engage their employees to achieve these goals, will end up outside the global labour market."

Towards a deeper understanding of the aspirations and problems of Generation Z

In another scientific study prepared by TalentLMS on "Generation Z" in the workplace; In order to gain a deeper understanding of their aspirations, problems, opinions, expectations and needs, as A's and 205 young people aged 19- 25 years, over 6 months old, were surveyed. The study found the following:

82% of Gen Z employees find it important to have mental health days, while half want to receive mental health training.
77% find it important to work for a company concerned with diversity, equality and inclusion.
76% want to work in a healthy and friendly work environment, and with people with sufficient social awareness.
31% find it difficult to deal with stress and stress at work

More than a quarter of Generation X staff are likely to leave their posts in the next 12 months for the following reasons:

54% of them feel dissatisfied with the salary.
42% of them suffer from exhaustion and work-life imbalances.
37% of them are unenthusiastic about the work they do.
Compassion and honesty are the most important qualities appreciated by this generation's members in their managers.
Most prefer a hybrid business model (in the office and remotely).
Healthy social communication with colleagues is an important factor for 7 out of 10 employees.
59% of them think they receive fair pay for the work they do.
So, we are in front of a new generation of young people who are constantly connected and connected with their peers around the world, who share a lot of shared values, who are highly sensitive to issues of justice, equality and equity, who care a lot about environmental issues, abhor corporate greed, and have a unique social awareness, with 68% of them finding it important to work in a company that is actively committed to social issues.

They are not afraid to express their opinions, nor are they ashamed to make changes in their way of life to live up to their values, for example, 75% of whom have purchased second-hand clothes to reduce consumption.

These young people want to work in companies that share their values, but can managers and employers abandon their old profit-only values and build the values of this new generation that seeks justice and fairness in everything?


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