However, the trend is not linear. Whilst physical offices will turn into the anchor points in the work life of younger generations, they will not be the universal centers of their everyday work. Traditional office environments will not be the place where the majority of value creation will transpire, and this will change the way teams communicate in the workplace: Cloud communications services will be the technology that underscores this shift to the new world of work.
Whilst Gen Y loves instant messaging in the workplace, even younger employees choose personal communication methods like voice chat and video over text chat and messaging – personal communication will not lose its importance despite the digital transformation! This fits with the finding that Gen Z proves to be less excited about the prospect of a hectic working place, which was still considered desirable by Boomers and Gen Xers. The majority cherishes a place where they can work and stay focused. In fact, younger generations see focus and productivity as the keys to happiness at work.
The bottom line: Gen Z turns out to be fairly realistic and has a stronger inclination to be career-minded, compared to their predecessors who are often depicted as egocentric and even narcissistic by some. Mostly because Gen Z grows up in stormy times and has observed how much Gen Y has suffered in the financial recession, their attitude towards work is shaped by better preparation, less of a sense of entitlement and more focus on measurable forms of success. Gen Z could easily turn out to be one of the most efficient generations as they focus on productivity and are naturally inclined to take advantage of the digital transformation and cloud services.
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