Did you know that 72% of teens say they want to start a business of their own one day?  

This entrepreneurial spirit is really what defines this up-and-coming generation. Most sources agree that Gen Z adults were born between 1996 and 2010, which means that the older section of this demographic is almost 22 and ready to make a real jump into the business world.

And with the world just a Wi-Fi connection away, it’s not as far-fetched a goal as you might think. Gen Z appreciates feedback, but they’re ready to work independently and hit the ground running.

They have great expectations and were born into a fast-paced world that never stops moving. While this lead to some pitfalls, like the tendency to panic when something doesn’t work right away, it also leads to quick and quality turnarounds on assignments.

Like every generation—the Greatest Gen to Gen Z—there is no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all answer to managing a specific generation. It’s easy to say that Millennials can’t take bad feedback or that Gen Z is flighty and easily distracted, but they’re really no different than the generations that came before.  

We all want work that matters and to know that we’re performing above the expected caliber in our positions, so don’t fear Gen Z coming into your workplace. With a little time and feedback, you’ll have a strong team that will help support your business for generations to come.


About the Speaker: John Graci is an author, consultant, and leadership adviser with more than 20 years of management experience in production, office, union and non-union environments. Graci’s folksy and tell-it-like-it-is approach comes across as refreshing and riveting, and will have leaders on all levels of business grimacing in guilt knowing they might be practicing management without a license. For additional information on John Graci, click here.

To book one of John Graci’s keynotes on leadership, communication and teambuilding, contact Midwest Speakers Bureau at 515-974-8305 or angela@speakernow.com

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