The Beginning of Hybrid Workplaces
Hello everyone! When people hear the generation of Gen Z they always tend to roll their eyes and think social media, new TikTok trends, and the most fashionable/ “kickin” generation of the world. Did you know they are the leaders to hybrid workplaces?
Interpersonal Communications and Connections
A study was taken over Gen Z in the workplace, and found they like to have interpersonal
communications, deep relationships, and wanting to work more in-person. This generation likes to hear
the ideas of others and be in the action within the office. Gen Z feels that their education hasn’t given them the “real life” experience, so they are turning to work environments that provide mentoring and learning professional development. Therefore, they can build interpersonal communication and relationships with their co-workers.
Flexible Work Environments
Not only does Gen Z like the interpersonal communication, but they love flexible work environments.
This generation prefers specific assignments at their desk, but open spaces for collaborative projects.
As a matter of fact! Some companies began to integrate outdoor environments to enhance flexibility and
choices for employees. Gen Z just can’t stay in one place for very long!
The Power of Technology
Being online during COVID was something we all had to endure. Gen Z tend to have mastered using
technology for school, work, and other activities. An article from Ria Gupta explains
how much knowledge this generation has of technology:
1. 50 percent of Gen Z is connected to the internet/online for more than 10 hours of the day
2. Gen Z usually knows the recent research about technology changes and how to self-educate
and find information
3. 96 percent of Gen Z uses a smartphone
After COVID-19, we have seen how modern technology allows the capability to work remotely. A hybrid
workplace gives people the flexibility to choose whether to work from home or in the office.
Written by Janelle Childs on behalf of Blink & Co.
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