Gen Z may feel like they’re missing out on the traditional benefits of office work, like networking and the face time needed for career progression, says Tim Rowley, chief operating officer and chief technology officer at PeopleCaddie, a digital talent platform. But the transition may come with some growing pains.
“For Gen Z, remote work and high flexibility is all they know,” Rowley says. “Having to relearn, or learn for the first time, how to best engage and interact with coworkers in an office environment is something that’s both challenging but also incredibly important.” Rowley says employers will need to play a more active role than they may have in the past to help younger employees establish a network and get on-the-job training. If they want employees to invest their time and energy into returning to work, employers need to reciprocate.
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