Common goals are needed in order to reconcile the experiences, habits and preferences of all generations. This is the new challenge that managers in particular have to confront.
The clearer you define the ideas of what an organisation should achieve, the better all employees can seek to make them a reality. Unnecessary conflicts due to misleading objectives can be avoided.
- Give all employees regular feedback, on a weekly basis. Gen Z in particular is addicted to this, because they want to know if they are making a significant contribution to the organisation.
- Personal feedback on a weekly basis not found in incredibly long email threads will be a new experience for many older employees. But it’s an experience that has an effect and encourages personal commitment.
- Work can be done anywhere, anytime. A strict commitment to place and time may seem outdated for new generations thus unnecessary provided that goals are clearly defined for each individual employee.
- In addition to personal goals, clear objectives are also important at the team level: what do we want to achieve together? Team objectives bring the generations together.
Deep down, every employee wants to do a good job. Young generations bring fresh ideas to the debate surrounding conventional working models based on hierarchies and presence. The new world of work, promoted by Millennials and Gen Z can also empower older generations. In the end, organisations benefit from motivated, productive and communicative employees.
Young generations bring a breath of fresh air to the working world. With a lifestyle trimmed for individuality and productivity, Millennials and Gen Z show how to perform tasks efficiently. Some bad habits in the workplace will soon be a thing of the past. Read here to find out what they are!