#Gen Z-ers and #millennials have been called lazy and entitled. Could they, instead, be among the first to understand the proper role of work in life?
This article deftly describes how endless striving towards something to aspire to, which has arguably caused burnout, unhappiness and gender inequity, is an old model being clung on to. Struggle to find time for children or passions or pets or any sort of life besides what you do for a paycheck is not the way for young people today.
For them it is: Get your work done, but don’t worry about when those hours are. The rest of their lives happens on their phones, not tied to a certain place or time — why should work be any different?
"Work is a thing, not a place." PwC survey
It's more like this...
- work is about shaping your job to fit in with your daily life
- optional sabbaticals as a strategic talent managment tool
- working efficiently when most effective for you
- free from stigma of being lazy or disloyal
This article is worth a read as full of research and discussion points on the impact of new working order on gender quality and changing lifestyle phases.
“That’s how millennials and Gen Z-ers are playing the game — it’s not about jumping up titles, but moving into better work environments. They’re like silent fighters, rewriting policy under the nose of the boomers.”