- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperBusiness (March 21 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780062475442
- ISBN-13: 978-0062475442
- ASIN: 0062475444
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 499 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #219,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace Hardcover – Mar 21 2017
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Fascinating insight into the collective conscious of Gen Z. This generation will rewrite the rules of the workplace and transform the future of business. (Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver at TOMS and bestselling author of Start Something That Matters)
Move over Millennials, Gen Z is here. David and Jonah give a fun and informative introduction. This is a must-read for anyone looking to recruit, manage, and retain the best and brightest new workers. (Andrew Yang, CEO and founder of Venture for America, author of Smart People Should Build Things)
David and Jonah understand the strength of the future. CEOs would be wise to pay attention to the opportunities presented by harnessing Gen Z’s power. Gen Z is agile, engaged, and empowered. Gen Z @ Work is a timely, fascinating read. (Richard Davis, chairman and former CEO of U.S. Bancorp)
From the Back Cover
Born between 1995 and 2012, at 72.8 million strong, Gen Zers are about to make their presence known. They’re radically different from the Millennials, yet no one seems to have been talking about them—until now.
This generation has a unique perspective on careers and how to succeed in the workforce, and Gen Z @ Work introduces these seven distinguishing traits:
• Phigital—The line between the physical and digital worlds for Gen Z hasn’t just been blurred; it’s been completely eliminated. Ninety-one percent of Gen Zers say that a company’s technological sophistication would
influence their decision to accept a position with a firm.
• Hyper-Custom—Gen Zers have always worked hard at identifying and tailoring their brands for the world to know. From job titles to career paths, the pressure to customize has been turned up! Fifty-six percent of Gen Zers want to write their own job descriptions.
• Realistic—Growing up with skeptical Gen X parents in the aftermath of 9/11 and the Great Recession has created in Gen Z a very pragmatic mind-set when it comes to preparing for the future.
• FOMO—Gen Zers suffer from an intense fear of missing out on anything. The good news is that they will stay on top of all trends; the bad news is that they will worry they’re not moving ahead fast enough.
• Weconomists—From Uber to Airbnb, Gen Zers have only known a world with a shared economy. They will push to break down internal and external silos like never before.
• DIY—Gen Z is the do-it-yourself generation. Its fierce, independent nature will collide head-on with so many of the collaborative cultures that Millennials have fought for.
• Driven—With parents who drilled into them that there are winners and there are losers, this demographic is one motivated group. Seventy-two percent of Gen Zers say they are competitive with people doing the same job.
Based on the first national studies of Gen Z’s workplace attitudes; interviews with hundreds of CEOs, celebrities, and thought leaders on generational issues; cutting-edge case studies; and insights from Gen Zers themselves, Gen Z @ Work is the first serious, comprehensive examination of what the next generation of workers looks like, and what that means for the rest of us.See all Product description
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David and Jonah Stillman have done an outstanding job answering that question. This is book is rich with data from the surveys and interviews they conducted when researching Generation Z and offers not only clear illustrations of how this generation (Gen Z) differs from Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists, but more importantly offers practical suggestions on how to best welcome them into the workplace and manage, lead, and mentor effectively.
While focused on the “Z” generation, I found so many helpful tips that leaders can use when working with the other generations. Myths abound associated with the different generations, and "Gen Z @ Work" works to clarify so many of the myths and misunderstandings that can negatively impact how leaders work with team members from various generations.
And, I love that this book is written as a partnership between a Gen X and his Gen Z son. What a wonderful idea with such great value! Hearing directly from Jonah and dialogues between father and son helped keep me engaged throughout the book.
While David says “If you’re reading this book for parenting advice, I’m not so sure I’m your guy (p. 9), as a consulting and clinical psychologist I would disagree. I think parents can gain significant insights from this book, and I highly recommend that all managers/leaders read it.
Thank you David and Jonah for a such a great book/resource!
Ed Nottingham, PhD, PCC
Consulting & ClinicalPsychologist
Author, It's Not As Bad As It Seems