As 72 Million Gen Zers plan to enter the work force as a GenX I find it a great time to learn more on how they will impact our work and life. As a parent to Gen Z and a potential Colleague to them I find it fascinating to see the Generation shaping up at work and at Home.
Until I read ‘Gen Z @ Work‘ by the Dad-Son Duo David and Jonah Stillman, I did not really think about the Generation from a work place perspective. Yes, as parent to GenZ I have surely thought about the generation but never that I would at some point work with them in an office. David Stillman if you know is a generations expert and also the author of ‘When Generations Collide’ and The M-Factor teams.
In GenZ @ Work he teams up with his 17 year old son to introduce to introduce to us this demographic group that will join the work force.
I think this is a must read for a everyone in the workplace and also for parents like me who will see our GenZ walk into offices now and in the next few years. The way they look at job titles and career paths. The way they work within their phones and the way they have had much of the world customized for their likes. HR folks, get your hand on this book and read and learn more about this Generation.
The book touches upon a lot of interesting topics that you would have also (if you have keenly observed) seen with your kids. The whole concept of Phigital where the physical and digital worlds superimpose or the demarkation narrows into thin films. The way they crosswalk between these two worlds over and over in a 24 hour period.
The whole discussion about their attention span and how the gadgets and the distractions add on to it. Their being held captive by a FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and their fascination with the DIY revolution. Their outlook of the world around them and what they find important; their upbringing that makes them more realistic and much more….
The interesting part of the book is that it is a dialogue between David and Jonah as well and how they both disagree and agree and unlike Generations colliding, it is all about generations collaborating and learning.