There are some new kids on the block!
Gen Z’er’s are entering the workplace and they’re bringing their opinions, feelings, and social awareness with them.
Some of our listeners are struggling to understand and work with this younger generation. Tune in to hear Mary and Chris’ strategies to maximize the potential of these new youngsters in the workplace.
Trigger’s A Horse in Houston wants to know what the heck “being triggered” means. They had a weird experience at an employee orientation session where they explained the consequences of not storing equipment properly. Working in a manufacturing facility with robotic equipment on the line means misplaced tools can be hazardous – and result in potentially losing a limb. Well, that set this one lady off and she goes to HR claiming she was triggered by being exposed to violent scenarios. WTF – doesn’t safety trump feeling triggered?!
Hacked Off By Her Hacking in Palo Alto works in IT at a mid-sized law firm. They just hired a new employee who has been there a month and has already found several serious flaws in the IT systems. They should be happy because she’s doing great work, but her people skills --or rather lack of this--are a problem. Frankly, no one on her team can stand her. While she may be right, she makes people feel stupid. They’d love to keep her because of her amazing contributions, but her behavior is doing serious damage to team morale. What should they do?
NoZ in LA is 23 and just started working at an accounting firm. Their new boss is a self-described “Millennial” and wants to understand what makes us Gen Z tick. They told their boss that they don’t see themselves as a category or even part of a group. She gave them an odd look and backed away. Now the boss thinks they have an attitude problem – which they don’t. How can they explain who they are without getting into what they may or may not be based on what the boss has read about Gen Z?
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