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Managing Gen Z: A Primer For IT Managers

Having grown up amid crises and technologically accelerated change, the second-wave of Millennials -- or Gen Z -- that's entering the workforce has different expectations and needs than people who came before them. Here are some tips on how IT managers can support and direct this new generation of workers.
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Meet The Parents, But Don't Let Them In
Managers who hire Millennials may get more than they bargained for -- a worker who still depends on his or her parents in some capacity.
Of the emerging trend, Tulgan said, 'We hear about it from both perspectives -- from the managers and from the new young workers. Parents brought along on job interviews, and even on the first day of work! Some companies are even experimenting with 'bring your parents to work' for Millennials. Parents are more often consulted by text/email/phone (or after work when Millennials live with their parents still or even if they don't) before meetings, after meetings, and even during meetings.'
''This is an outrage,' some managers say. 'I shouldn't have to deal with their parents at all,'' said Tulgan. 'On the flip side, some managers simply accept that their young employees will be accompanied and assisted by their parents throughout the early stages of their working lives. I don't think you should accept that. You hired the employee, not the parents. But you do have to deal with it.'
(Image: AdinaVoicu via Pixabay)

Meet The Parents, But Don't Let Them In

Managers who hire Millennials may get more than they bargained for -- a worker who still depends on his or her parents in some capacity.

Of the emerging trend, Tulgan said, "We hear about it from both perspectives -- from the managers and from the new young workers. Parents brought along on job interviews, and even on the first day of work! Some companies are even experimenting with 'bring your parents to work' for Millennials. Parents are more often consulted by text/email/phone (or after work when Millennials live with their parents still or even if they don't) before meetings, after meetings, and even during meetings."

"'This is an outrage,' some managers say. 'I shouldn't have to deal with their parents at all,'" said Tulgan. "On the flip side, some managers simply accept that their young employees will be accompanied and assisted by their parents throughout the early stages of their working lives. I don't think you should accept that. You hired the employee, not the parents. But you do have to deal with it."

(Image: AdinaVoicu via Pixabay)

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therealarod1984
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8/31/2016 | 11:43:21 AM
Re: Is this about Gen Z or Millenials?
Gen Z is 1999-2015. Millenials are 1982-1999. Or so. Gen Z is completely digital, much more independent, much more "show me." They are the kids of Gen X.
Susan Fourtané
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8/30/2016 | 7:30:36 PM
Re: Is this about Gen Z or Millenials?
How do you characterize Gen Z? -Susan
therealarod1984
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8/30/2016 | 8:24:15 AM
Is this about Gen Z or Millenials?
They aren't the same. Your constant use of the term Millenials makes this totally confusing, and your characterizations of Gen Z, if that is who you are talking about - it's hard to tell, are not in line with what I've read about them recently.
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