Managing Generation Z in the workplace is becoming increasingly challenging for employers. Many believe that Generation Z is the most demanding workforce yet, driven by career ambitions and high expectations.

However, employers are still figuring out the best ways to attract and retain them. With Generation Z projected to make up 27% of the workforce by 2025, it’s crucial for organisations to create an environment that meets their needs and encourages loyalty.

Employers are accutely aware of why developing Mental Toughness will be critical for recruiting ambitious, hard working productive people.

Rapid Technological Change

Gen Z have seen rapid technological advancements, leading to constant changes in the way we work, communicate, and live. Adapting to these changes requires resilience and flexibility, which mental toughness can provide.

Career Uncertainty and Job Instability

Gen Z entered the workforce during a period of economic volatility and uncertainty, exacerbated by events like the COVID pandemic. Mental toughness allows them to navigate uncertain career paths and handle job instability. Emploeyrs must navigate and balance expectations of Gen Z and performance required from the organisation.

Social Media Pressure

Gen Z is the first generation to grow up entirely with social media. While it provides connection and opportunities, it also brings intense social comparison and pressure to curate a perfect online image. Developing mental toughness helps Gen Z maintain a healthy sense of self-worth and manage the stress from online interactions.

Environmental and Global Concerns

Gen Z is highly aware of global issues like climate change and social justice. This awareness can lead to eco-anxiety and a sense of urgency to make a difference. Mental toughness equips them to stay engaged and take positive action without becoming overwhelmed.

High Ambitions and Expectations

Gen Z is driven and has high expectations for themselves and their employers. While this ambition can lead to success, it can also result in burnout if not managed properly. Mental toughness helps them stay focused on their goals while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Developing mental toughness provides Gen Z with the tools to cope with these challenges, stay resilient in the face of adversity, and pursue their goals with determination and confidence. This resilience is crucial for their personal and professional growth in a rapidly changing world.

To find out more about Penny’s keeynote on how employers can help develop the resilience and mental toughness of their people, please get in touch.

Penny Mallory is one of the world’s most inpirational speakers on Mental Toughness, as well as a sought after Coach and Workshop Facilitator.