Security Versus Freedom: Understanding Generational Paradox.
Being born with technology has shaped the way the Gen Z see and approach work. Technology has groomed them to see the world as their space or village, not some location in a country. The world is their community! This explains why they can have friends across the Atlantic as besties though they may not have met each other before. The world is their village. This mentality doesn’t only show up in their communication but also when it comes to their jobs. :
While millennials think of Job security and stability, Gen Z thinks of freedom. They want to be free agents. Gen Z believes that there is so much in them to commit on a long term to just one job. Don’t get it twisted, they want to be part of an organization, experience the normal work routine but much more than that is an innate need for freedom to be able to do other things they enjoy and test their skills. Call them adventurers and you would win a gold medal for guessing right.
Millennials on the other hand are not as adventurous, though not conservative in nature but have been groomed to be by their parents, environment and experiences… :
Gen Z are multicultural in their thinking because that is their world. They are wired for varieties. There’s an innate need to always want to test and experience “what is on the other side.” So when it comes to jobs, they constantly are looking for the opportunities to experience other cultures and test themselves. If you are from the older generation, you would probably see them as disloyal and unstable but not at all, their view of life is so wide they can’t fit it in for just one organization and are constantly looking for avenues to harness their untapped potentials.