Millennials are increasingly taking the leadership reigns as 61 million Generation Zers enter the workforce; this represents an ideal time to strategize about your company’s approach to developing future leaders.
Younger professionals have different needs and expectations than their predecessors. Gen Z is driven by impact and purpose. They seek employers that are socially conscious and mission-driven. Flexibility is a necessity for Gen Z. They are high-tech, high touch and interactive.
In addition to new learning and working styles, Gen Z brings greater diversity. Managing for inclusion and leveraging different skills is important as the newest generation incorporates into an already diverse workplace.
Mentoring relationships are key to leadership training, and they are important to Gen Z. In the book Decoding Gen Z, author Mark Beal’s survey finds that:…