Posted March 9, 2021 by Mark Perna
Episode Title: In a Remote World, Gen-Z is Struggling
When the world went remote last year, you might think our youngest generations were the first to adapt. But that’s not how it’s playing out. Find out more, coming up next.
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Hello, and welcome—you are now in The Perna Syndicate! Working from home has been a massive adjustment for the American workforce, but you might assume it was easier on some generations than others. The tech-native Generation Z, for example, ought to have taken to remote work like a duck to water—right?
Well, wrong, as it turns out.
According to a new study by Ten Spot, Gen-Z has faced huge challenges in the transition to working from home. They’ve had trouble maintaining their productivity. Mental health has been a major problem for many. Others are finding that it’s harder to develop their skills and advance their careers when working remotely. And finally, a significant number admit that really, they’re just plain bored working from home.
Only 13% say they have no remote-work challenges and love their work-from-home life.
While this study focused on Gen-Z workers, we can apply many of its insights to students who are learning remotely. I recently connected with Sammy Courtright, Ten Spot’s co-founder and Chief Brand Officer, to talk about these challenges and what we can do about them. This week on the show, I’ll be sharing her thoughts on how we can best support our youngest generation in a remote world.
I hope you’ll tune in this week! You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more ideas on how to make a bigger difference for young people. We’ll see you back here tomorrow at the Syndicate!