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Workplace Tips: How To Efficiently Manage Gen Z Employees

It’s official: Gen Zs are grown up and working professionals now and you should know how to treat them right!

It’s getting a little weird in the workplaces around as Gen Zs are entering the workspace and working for Gen Y and Gen X officials. Naturally, the generation gap is a real deal here! The way Gen Zs work and function, the way they see the world is a lot different from how the Gen Y people do. To maintain the sanity and the sanctity of the workplace, you must be able to get on board with the little quirks and perks of the Gen Z people. You need to be well aware of how to treat them in the workplace for being able to handle or manage them at work. Here are a few tips on how to efficiently handle Gen Z employees in the workplace!

Choose Communication Tools Over Physical Meetings

We know, we know: physical meetings are extremely important in the workplace! However, consider this: Gen Z are people who have literally grown up with social media and an ever evolving technology. They are more comfortable in communicating via texts, e-mails, social media and even emojis in some cases. Most of the Gen Z people prefer texting over any in-person interactions. Naturally, dragging them into physical meetings would be taking them out of their comfort zones and you wouldn’t want that. Instead, communicate with them via texts, e-mails or even virtual meetings. Keeping your communication virtual with the Gen Z people keeps up their work energy as they remain comfortable in their space.

Make Their Mental And Physical Health Your Priority

The Gen Z guys have born into world that has seen a massive and revolutionary shift from the glorifying hustle culture. Things about money and job security stress the Gen Z people. They want to see that you care for your employees. So, prioritize their mental and physical health. Keep a counsellor’s office at your workplace to encourage them to open up about their troubles and stress. Keep recreational spaces and gyms. Organize workplace retreats to mix a little play with the work.

Work Life Balance Is Very Important To Them

Maintain a strict philosophy of allowing your Gen Z employees the work-life balance they deserve. Doing this would boost their productivity. In fact, if possible keep the work timings flexible and even allow remote work.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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