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Helping Gen Z Employees Find Their Place at Work

three Gen Z workers at a business meeting

Gen Z workers need to understand how and why their role matters.

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Gen Z is struggling with engagement at work. Their disillusionment with capitalism and the establishment is growing.

To earn the engagement of this group, seven strategies are suggested for managers to create a team dynamic of collaboration, commitment, and sustained motivation: 1.) Increase information-sharing to alleviate fears of uncertainty; 2.) show paths to career progression to incentivize workers; 3.) explain how their individual contributions matter; 4.) give them room for autonomy to keep them motivated; 5.) provide specific, constructive feedback to demonstrate that you are invested in their success; 6.) harness community and connection to engage and empower them; and 7.) prioritize wellness and mental health to show you care.

From Harvard Business Review
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