Generation Z has entered the workforce. Recognized as the most populous, diverse and tech-savvy of all generations yet, zoomers, as they are colloquially referred to, are poised to have a major impact on how and where work is done.
Ninety-five percent of all daily decisions are made by the subconscious part of the brain, including choices made at work. These include but are not limited to decisions to be social, engaged, and connected with those around you. While this decision-making process is subconscious and primal, neuroscience can shed light on the ways in which people tend to feel connected or disconnected in the workplace. This is important because research on this topic shows that feeling connected in the workplace correlates to employees’ sense of being more (or less) engaged, productive, and loyal.
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As Generation Z—those born between 1997 and 2012—begins to enter the workforce, companies are realizing their current office spaces, operational policies, and company norms do not resonate as strongly with this emerging employee base as they did with those of decades past.
The most recent generation to enter the workforce is Generation Z. Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z currently makes up 30 percent of the world’s population and is expected to make up 27% of the workforce by 2025.
Throughout the talent crisis that’s emerged during the pandemic, one coveted demographic has seemed like a moving target: Gen Z. The youngest generation is the most willing to uproot for greener pastures.
Few would dispute that the workplace is in a time of significant post-pandemic transformation, but how will we describe this transformation in, say, twenty years?
Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of Tesla, SpaceX and NeuraLink, has made a lot of headlines lately, but a noteworthy announcement may have been overshadowed by other news. In a tweet on July 8, Musk shared his plan to significantly increase child care benefits at his companies with details to be unveiled next month.
Remote work is not going away, and we have the stats to prove it.
Here are 14 remote work statistics and what they mean for coworking.