Millennials Vs Gen Z
You’ve probably heard of Generation Z and Millennials (also known as Generation Y). Today, these two generations make up nearly 50% of the global workforce and by 2025, this figure will be more like 75%!
With this in mind we thought it was good idea to find out what's so different about a Millennial and a Gen Z in the workplace?
Firstly these two generations have very different mindset and attitude to working in general. One prefers working in a group, while the other prefers to work independently. Millennials are dedicated employees who expect their employers to reward them with continuous opportunities for growth. As for Gen Z, it seems that work becomes more and more attractive when the pay is good. So, if they have to choose between making a difference in society or having a secure life outside of work, Gen Z will in most cases choose the latter. Millennials are digital pioneers whereas Generation Zs are natives. Both thrive in conditions and environments that offer flexibility in the way they work, such as remote work and flexi-hours.
Traits of Millennials
Born: Between 1977-1997
Work Principle: Advocate of a work life balance
What motivates them? Opportunities for growth
Work Preferences: Team orientated and collaborative, remote work and flexible hours are very appealing to them
How they work with change Become impatient when their career path stagnates
Technology Digital pioneers – quick to learn the tools of technology and apply digital solutions to everyday work problems
Methods of Communication Rely on digital communication tools and platforms
Other relevant qualities More optimistic than Gen Z
Traits of Gen Z
Range of Birth 1997 onwards
Work Principle Promote equality and diversity in the workplace
What motivates them: Job security and pay rises
Work Preferences Competitive, work independently, would rather have their own space than a share one
How they work with change Majority of Gen Z employees are willing to perform multiple roles within an organisation
Technology Digital natives – always connected, instinctively learn about new devices and software
Methods of Communication Face to face
Other relevant qualities Excellent at multitasking and entrepreneurial