Modern Youth — a Threat or a Great Opportunity?

  1. They quickly switch when consuming information. They concentrate poorly. They perceive visual information well. They don’t like to read a lot of text, they understand icons, emoticons, videos and pictures better. Significant effort is required to perform complex, long-time tasks.
  2. There are no long-term trends for this generation. The planning horizon for young people is minimal. They are formed almost every second
  3. Motivation for activity is weak. Interest in real physical life, in the world is reduced. The very concept of “value” is blurry and loses its material form. They are abstract and presented in a virtual environment.
  4. Success is considered as personal happiness. Success is measuring in diversity of life and the pleasure of being, not wealth and social status. Work, of course, should be profitable, however, no one is ready to work hard. Talking about happiness, young people practically do not use the words “career” and “prestigious work”.
  5. The Gen Z have a habit of escaping from the state and from the family. They are individualists. Finding personal path is a basic “feature” of Gen Z.
  6. The concept of “territory” does not make sense in a virtual, digital environment, which leads to difficulties in the formation of concepts about the rules of “hostel” in a particular place. The youth is not easy to agree on the responsibility for the territory and the maintenance of a normal existence. This creates difficulties in adaptation in the team when working “in real life”.
  7. The Gen Z are afraid of lifestyle, in which there is no place for spontaneity, intense experience and vivid impressions.
  8. Young people are passive about their own health and lead a sedentary lifestyle. They are comfortable with long sitting with gadgets that have Internet access.

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Business development manager at Code Inspiration. Product manager at foodtech startup. Global digital transformation optimist.

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Business development manager at Code Inspiration. Product manager at foodtech startup. Global digital transformation optimist.

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