164 - Gen-Z Is Proving the Stereotypes Wrong

Posted March 25, 2021 by Mark Perna

Episode: 164

Episode Title: Gen-Z Is Proving the Stereotypes Wrong

Is Generation Z really lazy, entitled, and lacking all loyalty at work? New data from LinkedIn indicates just the opposite. Stay tuned for more, coming up next on the Syndicate.

 

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Hello and welcome—you are now in The Perna Syndicate! Lazy, entitled, phone-addicted job-hoppers—is that how most people see Generation Z? Because if they do, they’re way off. 

 

New data from LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report paints a different picture. Far from being complacent and unmotivated on the job, 83% of Gen-Z want to learn skills to perform better in their current role. 

 

Did you catch that—their current role. They want to improve right where they’re at, and it’s going to be exciting to see them do just that. 

 

Job-hopping is not Gen-Z’s default setting, though they’ll move on if they have to. They want to feel that their company is investing in them—and really, who doesn’t? According to the report, organizations are shifting their learning model to more effectively upskill and reskill in a fast-changing world. 

 

This is good news for Gen Z, who are spending more time than any other generation watching courses on LinkedIn’s learning platform. This, of course, proves that they’re not the lazy loungers that many people seem to think. 

 

And as for being entitled, everyone’s different, but the fact that the majority of Gen-Z is actively trying to learn new skills at work seems to indicate that they don’t expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter. 

 

It’s interesting to note that Gen-Z is doing all of this voluntarily. No one is making them learn, to my knowledge. It’s because they’re curious, and they’re hungry.

 

Listen in tomorrow for more on our evolving workforce and why continuous learning creates a competitive advantage for every generation. We’ll see you then!


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