Posted July 22, 2022 by Mark Perna
Episode Title: In the Same Storm
When it comes to the economy, we’re all in the same storm. But not all of us are in the same boat. Let’s talk about it, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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You’re now in The Perna Syndicate—so let’s get started! With the best of intentions, sometimes employers approach Gen Z like they’re life from a different planet, completely alien to the rest of the workforce. And while there are always going to be some differences among generations, these pale in light of the similarities.
There are four generational cohorts at work today—and all of us are dealing with the same economic storm. Sure, many older-gen workers may be in a different boat due to having more assets built up and a stronger professional network, but all us are feeling the pinch. All of us want our work to have meaning AND to pay the bills. Gen Z is just finding their feet amid all these challenges at a younger age.
These young dreamers are now getting creative to make ends meet. The idealists who prioritize employment with an organization that reflects their values, now find themselves ranking pay as a top reason to join (or leave) a company.
It will be fascinating to see how the challenges of this era will shape our future and the young people who are coming of age professionally amid the current economic storm. How we weather it will give us new insight on what we want that future to look like.
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