The Millennials, also known as Generation Y, were the first batch of new entrants to the workplace who were technology-savvy and comfortable with social media. Born in the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, they have truly come of age in the dawning of the Information Age.
Business and societal leaders, mostly Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers, were beginning to adjust and harmonize their styles of managing the Millennials. As if the leadership and management challenge were not enough, along comes into the real world of work a new batch to contend with – the Generation Z (or Gen Z).
How is the Gen Z different from or similar to the Gen Y or Millennials? What structural or policy issues must be quickly addressed? In the past, new entrants into the workplace were forewarned to adjust and transition quickly from school to the real world in order to succeed in their careers. Management was basically command-and-control when the Boomers and the Gen X’ers were the workplace newbies. Considering the rapid change in technology, modes of work and business, and demographics, how should we now transform the workplace for the future Gen Z invasion? Unfortunately, the future is NOW.
On October 11, the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines invites you to participate in its 2019 AmCham Talent Summit, a special annual event of the Human Capital and Resources committee, in partnership with Education committee. With a theme “The Future is Now: Transforming the Workplace for the Gen Z”, the event aims to address the changing imperatives of the future workplace, identify opportunities and challenges, and develop strategic responses to ensure smooth transition for both leaders and the emerging workforce of the future – the Gen Z.