Gen what?: debunking age-based myths about worker preferences


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It's no secret that the relationships between people and their work, and between employees and employers, have changed dramatically in recent years. The composition of the workforce is evolving, too, and quickly. As the youngest workers become an ever-larger share of the workforce - by some measures, Gen Zers could comprise more than one-quarter of the global workforce by 2025 - it's easy to turn to generational stereotypes for clues about what these employees, and their older peers, want from their work experience. Conventional wisdom supposes that different generations have different...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Demographics; Assessment

Keywords: Age; Employees; Employer employee relationship; Working conditions; Young worker; Attitude; Work environment; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; Canada; United States; North America; India; Singapore; Asia; Austria; Belgium; France; Germany; Great Britain; Italy; Poland; Portugal; Spain; Switzerland; Europe; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates; Middle East

Published: [Place of publication not identified]: McKinsey and Company, 2023

Physical description: 10 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 152.560

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