Generation Z loves learning, but they want to do it their way 

By  Henry Rose Lee

Generation Z loves learning, but they want to do it their way. 

Training Industry’s Trenton Moody says Gen Z comes from ‘a very specific socioeconomic and cultural situation that shapes their desired employee experience’ and their views about work and career progress. 

Not only is learning and development ‘critical’ for Gen Z, but LinkedIn research has shown that 76% of Gen Z see learning as key to their success, with Gen Z watching 50% more online training courses than any previous generation. 

Given that many Gen Z don’t believe ‘employers will provide them with a “typical” career path’ that previous generations enjoyed, continuously upskilling and reskilling becomes essential. 

And the way that learning is delivered is even more important.

Lectures are boring.

For them, the best learning is self-paced, personalised and comes as a bite-sized, online course.

Micro-learning, via YouTube or TikTok provides brief, engaging content for Gen Z that can be watched on a smartphone, wherever, and whenever they want.

Surely, this proves that Gen Z aren’t lazy or disinterested?

Doesn’t it prove they simply want to learn and develop in a way that suits where they are now?

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About the author

Henry Rose Lee

Henry is a recognised authority on Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers in the workplace. She helps businesses to recruit, engage and retain their younger employees, and helps individuals to ignite their talents and carve out an outstanding career, whatever their age.

Through her keynote speeches, workshops and coaching, you will understand the evolution of leadership in what is sometimes called ‘the Shift Age’, so you can avoid common pitfalls and help your organisation (and yourself) to thrive.

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