24/03/14

To get the best out of your young employees, you must connect with them.

 

 

 

Read the article:

https://www.inc.com/tim-elmore/3-realities-of-leading-gen-z.html

and choose the best answer a)-d) to the questions below:

 

1. According to the text, why do many Gen Zers leave their jobs quietly

a) Lack of trust in leadership.

b) Poor working conditions.

c) Low salary.

d) Lack of promotion opportunities.

 

2. What is the main issue Gen Zers have with leadership, as mentioned in the text?

a) Lack of training.

b) Poor communication.

c) Unfair work hours.

d) Abuse of power.

 

3. How does the text suggest leaders can gain the trust of young team members?

a) By offering higher salaries.

b) By sharing power.

c) By increasing control.

d) By enforcing strict rules.

 

4. What does the text highlight as a common concern of young generations regarding leadership?

a) Lack of transparency.

b) Mismanagement of funds.

c) Refusal to relinquish control.

d) Excessive praise.

 

5. According to the text, what is the main narrative sweeping through Millennials and Gen-Z teammates?

a) A lack of opportunities for growth.

b) A distrust in traditional values.

c) A focus on social justice and equity.

d) A preference for remote work.

 

6. How does the text suggest leaders can address the issues of equity raised by young professionals?

a) By ignoring the concerns.

b) By increasing surveillance.

c) By enforcing strict rules.

d) By promoting diversity and inclusion.

 

7. Which approach does the text recommend for leaders to connect with young teammates?

a) Micro-management.

b) Empathy and understanding.

c) Authoritarian leadership.

d) Strict discipline.

 

 

Key: 1a; 2d; 3b; 4c; 5c; 6.d;7b

 

Glossary

  • to confound – to make one feel surprised or confused, often by showing you that your opinions or expectations of them were wrong
  • rookie – someone who has just started doing a job and does not have much experience,
  • to prod – to make someone do something by persuading or reminding them that it is necessary, especially when they are lazy or unwilling
  • ubiquitous – seeming to be everywhere
  • to win the day – to persuade people to support your ideas or opinions
  • affluence –  abundance of property; wealth

 

Practice makes perfect

Watch the first 5min of the video and then fill in the gaps in the summary of it:

 

1. Generation Z is the new generation known for not staying long with ……………………. .

2. They are defined as those born between ………………………… .

3. Gen Z employees have an average tenure of just ………………………. compared to over ………………………….. for baby boomers

4. Retaining Gen Z employees is crucial due to high ……………………………. .

5. Studies show that under the right conditions, most Gen Z employees would stay at a company for ……………………………. .

6. Accessibility is a key theme for retaining Gen Z talent, allowing them to work in ways that suit …………………………………….. .

7. Gen Z employees value flexibility in ………………………………………….. .

 

Key: 1. one employer; 2. 1997 and 2012; 3. two years; eight years; 4. turnover rates; 5. five years or longer; 6. them best; 7. where and when they work

 

Match antonyms:

 

1.unjust

a) old-timer

2. ubiquitous

b) conceal

3. rookie

c) virtue/innocence

4. commitment 

d) dislike/hate

5. disclose

e) fair

6. retain

f) exclude

7. misdemeanor

g) indifference

8. empower

h) scarce

9. lust

i) release

 

Key: 1e; 2h; 3a; 4g; 5b; 6i; 7c; 8f; 9d

 

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Read:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2024/03/11/genz-dumping-google-for-tiktok-instagram-as-social-search-wins/

 

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