When millennials entered the workforce, some boomers withheld information to ensure job security. Unfortunately, that left companies scrambling as boomers retired or left and millennials took over key positions. See how history might be repeating itself with Gen Z.
- As a manager, one of your most important roles … is to make sure your employees have … all the information they need. … - When somebody gives me or another Gen-Zer … very important information, … our natural instinct is going to be … keep it close to the vest, … don't share it with a lot of people … because maybe it will give us a competitive advantage. … - Believe it or not, we've been here before … and it caused problems. … The Baby Boomers were working when along came … the Millennial generation. … As Boomers edged towards retirement, … they felt threatened by this new generation. … So what did they do? … They held onto knowledge that they knew no one else had, … 'cause that way they couldn't get fired. … The problem was … when Boomers did eventually leave an organization, … oftentimes they took a lot of knowledge with them … and we had huge knowledge gaps. … We're trying to get things done, … but we didn't know because the knowledge … had already walked out the door. … - This is now starting to play out with Gen-Z …
- Gen Z communication style
- Gen Z diversity
- Gen Z feedback preferences
- The realism of Gen Z
- The Gen Z side hustle
- Collaboration vs. competition