Apparently Millennials are afraid of the Gen Z who work for them. Here’s why they shouldn’t be

Apparently 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them or so sez  The New York Times:

The 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them Twenty-somethings rolling their eyes at the habits of their elders is a longstanding trend, but many employers said there’s a new boldness in the way Gen Z dictates taste.

I am not going to dismiss this: I am sure there is a gap there. I am sure because this gap has been going on forever. This is not something new to the latest generation. The story above could be rewritten by someone from the New York Times every 10 years with some minor tweaks.

To the Millenials I say: relax…it’s fine. You are getting older. For so long the media fawned over you when you were young to the point of annoyance. Now it’s Gen Z’s turn. And just like you they are not willing to play by all the rules you have established at work, just like you didn’t. Or the generation before you. Or the one before that.

Work changes all the time, and thank god for that. And what is new and cool changes all the time too, and it’s usually dictated by the new workers. In a decade or so the Gen Z managers will wake up and discover this as well.

As for Gen X and Boomers, just sit back, eat some popcorn, and enjoy the clash between the latest generations at work. 🙂

(Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash of Millenials at work :))


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