RSS Feed
Top of Mind: September 7, 2017
September 10th, 2017
by Bill Boyajian

Here Comes Generation Z

An interesting phenomenon is occurring that will most certainly create more diversity in the workforce. Generation Z graduates are about to enter the workforce, so for Baby Boomers and Gen Xers who are still trying to understand the Millennial Generation, prepare yourself for the next wave of newcomers.

Generation Zers were born between 1995 and 2012. They are the newest employees and consumers to enter the mainstream. With Baby Boomers living longer and working longer, soon there will four different generations in the workforce, each with their own specific views about work, life balance, success, and what it takes to run a business effectively.

Whereas Millennials are all about flexibility, their own self-worth, and entitlement that often gets in the way of reality, Generation Zers are independent, competitive, and highly motivated not to miss out on anything. Every generation is a product of the times in which they grow up, and the circumstances that construct their own unique mindset about life and work and the future.

So with four distinct generations with perspectives that differ significantly, we are all in store for some interesting times, and some interesting challenges going forward. The key to success will be our ability to understand and cope with such divergent views and to learn to get along despite our differences.



Business Tips:

  • If you have an employee (or a boss, for that matter) who seems rigidly opposed to your idea, look for ways to enlarge his or her view.
  • For a team to display synergy in everything from athletics to business, there isn’t an absence of tension, but a harmonizing of it.
  • Look for trends. Catch waves early. Project where things will be, not where they currently are. Think future before it happens.


Life Tips:

  • Self-confidence produces contentment. If you trust yourself, try to create in you the kind of person you can be happy with for life.
  • If you want to attract people to your way of thinking, say and do what you believe. In other words, be authentic.
  • Failure is success if we learn from it. Failure often means you are pushing the envelope to do something great. Don’t play it safe.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

"Bill Boyajian is a leader people follow, with a proven track record of success. He will provide solutions to your biggest challenges and deliver terrific results."

–Howard Herzog
International Jewelers Block Insurance

"A sought after role model, Bill reminds us that how we lead our business has everything to do with how we live a fulfilling life."

– Pam Levine,
Levine Design Group