b'SOCIAL GENERATION COHORTSThe Lost Generation (aka the Generation ofThe Silent Generation,1914 in Europe) born from(aka the Lucky Few) bornGeneration Z1883 to 1900. Came of agefrom 1928 to 1945. This is theGeneration X (or Gen Z, Gen Zers or during World War I and thecohort who came of age in(or Gen X), bornZoomers), born from Roaring Twenties.the postWorld War II era. between 1965 and 1980.1997 to 2012.The GreatestBaby boomers Millennials Generation AlphaGeneration(aka theborn following(or Generation Y) born(or Gen Alpha) born G.I. Generation), bornWorld War II fromfrom 1981 to 1996. Thisfrom the early 2010s from 1901 to 1927. This1946 to 1964.group got the nameto the mid-2020s. First group came of age duringmillennials becausegeneration to be born the Roaring Twenties, thethe oldest of them wereentirely in the 21st Great Depression andentering adulthood at thecentury. Gen Alpha is World War II. turn of a new millennium. expected to reach two billion in size by 2025.Allow them to continue learning because Gen Xers value edu- Gen Zers were born into a digital world, it stands to reason that they cation. And you should provide work flexibility. Many employeesexpect technology to be integrated into their jobs.between the ages of 46 and 55 indicated that working remotelyMore than previous generations, Gen Zers prefer unconven-improved their work-life balance. Furthermore, 47 per cent believetional approaches to education, finances, and employment. In terms that working remotely improves job satisfaction.of education, Gen Zers continue to attend college, but they are also using tutorial videos, online classes, and real-world experience to CHARACTERISTICS OF MILLENNIALS tailor their learning to their unique, personal goals.A large majority of millennial workers say collaboration acrossThey want stability as well as flexibility. Events such as the Great multiple teams is critical to their job retention. Millennials, as aRecession and the student loan crisis have prompted Generation Z generation, would rather approach their work with consideration forto prioritize generating security through their choices. They want a different points of view than take top-down direction. Millennialsstable income and benefits, but they also want work environments prefer work that allows them to express themselves creatively, utilizethat allow them to work from anywhere and at any time. their talents, and have an impact on others. They grew up in the digital age. Early versions of wifi were avail- WHAT TO DO FOR GEN ZERS AT YOUR able as early as 1990, so millennials grew up with the internet andWORKPLACE:have witnessed the development of technologies from the start. ManyMake fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce a top priority. millennials are currently employed at the entry, intermediate, or mid- As the most racially and ethnically diverse generation to date, level levels. As a result, they are focused on their own professionalGeneration Z anticipates diversity as the norm. If your organiza-development and value feedback and mentoring from their managers. tions approach to diversity and inclusion is out of date, attracting and retaining Gen Z employees will be much more difficult.WHAT TO DO FOR MILLENNIALS AT YOURGen Zers top priorities at work are broadening their skill set WORKPLACE: and gaining relevant experience. As a result, its critical to provide Collaborating on projects appeals to millennials desire to considerthem with opportunities for growth such as on-the-job training, perspectives other than their own, because when multiple mindsmentoring from experienced co-workers, and eLearning programs. work together, different ideas are bound to be brought to the table.Although a majority of Generation Z refers to themselves as Even if their work is entirely independent, you can refer them tothe digital generation, many prefer to work with their team or someone with whom they can bounce ideas or receive feedback onco-workers in person. Embracing a hybrid work environment that their projects. allows Gen Zers to work both remotely and in-person is a great way Set up an anonymous suggestion box for employees. Millennialsto give them flexibility while also giving them facetime with their want to have their voices heard. A digital suggestion box is one wayco-workers. to solicit their feedback.Millennials are motivated by meaningful work. More impor- BRINGING THE GENERATIONS TOGETHER:tantly, they must consistently measure and communicate the impactTo spread generational knowledge among other generations, manag-of their performance on the rest of the organization. Provide themers could use mentoring and reverse-mentoring to encourage diver-with actionable feedback. Millennials are simply a generation thatsity of thought and a culture of idea sharing. At the same time, it is prioritizes it.important to expand communication strategies by making the same message available in multiple formats, as each generation may have CHARACTERISTICS OF GEN ZERS: a different preferred communication channel. And dont forget to This generation is concerned with social responsibility and diversity.work towards building a culture of belonging, and to initiate open Almost all 13- to 17-year-olds own a smartphone. As a result, Genintergenerational conversations about the sense of individual purpose Zers have grown up with instant access to the internet, news, andwhich employees experience in their work.social media. Indeed, social media enabled them to voice their opin-ions on political and cultural issues before they were old enough toBased on: https://www.getapp.com/resources/characteristics-of-differ-vote. They anticipate working with cutting-edge technology. Becauseent-generations-in-the-workplace/EUROPEAN-SEED.COMIEUROPEAN SEED I 23'