Good office design takes Generation Z preferences into account when creating great spaces. But members of older generations like the changes, too.
Generation Z is coming of age. Thousands of what’s also known as the iGen are starting to enter the workforce, and for these tech savvy under-22 year olds, it means finding a job that is challenging, financially rewarding and that can be done when, where and how they want.
How are employers and organisations meant to greet this new wave? According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report, Gen Z makes up about a quarter of the world’s population – and it’s unlike the previous demographic. The test will be how businesses create a work environment to attract and keep the best of the new breed of talent.
For starters, human resources commentators generally agree that Gen Z workers show a preference for interaction with peers in person. This is something MinterEllison senior partner Virginia Briggs has seen first hand.