Filipino Generation X and Generation Z people should be approached in such a way that they never feel out of place. These two generations have their own unique attitudes in the workplace. They can uplift and bring the best to a company by bringing their personal and professional development to the table.
Let’s talk about Gen X. They are the group of people born between 1965 and 1980. Gen Xers answer workloads through phone calls and texts. These are the people who still subscribe to prepaid mobile subscriptions on their mobiles.
Meanwhile, Gen Z people, those born between 1997 and 2012, answer their bosses’ through emails and messaging apps.
If there’s one thing these two can never ignore in the workplace, it’s stereotyping. Some say Gen Xers are hard to train today because not all of them can keep up with gadgets that are vital tools in the workplace, such as computers, laptops, and smartphones. Gen Z people are labeled as lazy, and they frequently seek other forms of entertainment, which leads to them leaving their jobs and looking for new ones that will excite them.
These two are trying to break the norms and stereotypes in the workplace, and for a better understanding of how these two differ in attitude, here is a quick rundown of how they work as employees.
At work, Gen Xers are self-sufficient, resourceful, and adaptable. They effectively manage their time in order to work efficiently. When it comes to dealing with authority, employers should delegate authority to them multiple times. They also want a flexible workplace because they see their work as small projects that must be completed efficiently and profitably.
For Generation X, it’s all about the money; they believe that every drop of sweat is worth a few cents. It is also clear that Gen X prefers to learn a variety of skills in order to land their next job. You’ll notice that Filipino Gen Xs have a variety of companies on their resumes or LinkedIn profiles that they’ve worked with. They are always looking for honest and constructive feedback.
So, even if they are not tech-savvy and cannot relate to the hashtags and abbreviations used by Gen Z in sending messages, Gen X can still work and adapt to changes in the working environment if they are truly eager to do so, and that attitude is very noticeable to Filipino Gen X.
The socially conscious generation has arrived. The Filipino Gen Z prefers to work flexible hours but dislikes answering emails during their personal time. Being excellent at work is only one of their many positive characteristics. They are always looking for transparency and feedback. However, there are times when they are given feedback by their mentors and are unable to handle it and end up questioning themselves. They must constantly be challenged or they will become bored.
Generation Z wants to work in an environment where they can be themselves. Allow them to color their hair. Allow them to dress in skirts and jeans. Recognize their gender preference. They place a high value on these things. Gen Z wants a job that values them and provides them with more than just perks and benefits.
For Gen X, it’s about getting paid; for Gen Z, it’s about being respected at work. These two generations have different tastes and attitudes as employees, but it is clear that they contribute to good results and impressive remarks from companies because their attitudes and demands not only challenge employers but also give them a reflection that they want something more than to work and be paid in return.