How to Manage Generation Z: 10 Tips You Need to Know

Dr. Colleen Batchelder
7 min readOct 14, 2022

As a business leader, you may wonder how to manage Generation Z. This generation, born between 1996 and 2010, is the most diverse, technologically savvy, and educated generation yet.

And they are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the workforce.

Now, this is not to say that they’re difficult personality-wise; they’re actually quite easy to get along with. But they do have some specific characteristics that you’ll need to take into account when managing them. For starters, they’re not a carbon copy of millennials.

There are some overlaps in values and attitudes, but there are also some key differences — especially when it comes to what they expect in the work environment.

Here are 10 tips that will help you manage Generation Z:

1. Get to know them as individuals

This generation is all about individuality.

And this is why, in the work environment, they want to stand out and be recognized for their unique skills and talents.

Millennials may have been happy to be part of a team, but Generation Z wants to be known as an individual contributor.

And that means, as a manager, you’ll need to get to know each person on your team — their skills, their goals, and what makes them tick.

2. Encourage their creativity

Generation Z is one of the most creative generations we’ve ever seen. And they’re not afraid to take risks, which is something you should encourage in the workplace.

Encourage your team to think outside the box. Not only will you get some great new ideas, but you’ll also show them that you’re open to change and willing to try new things.

Gen Z is all about innovation. So, when you encourage their creativity, you’re also showing them that you’re an…



Dr. Colleen Batchelder

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