Rather than hoping that twentysomethings will come to their senses and adopt the old ways of doing things, smart organizations are embracing a Gen Z ethos and going ham on ideas such as automation, transparency, and gamification.
To understand how the newest generation of employees is changing the workplace, EHSToday spoke to Keith Barr, CEO of Leading2Lean, a manufacturing operations management platform. Here’s what Barr had to say about how leaders can meet Gen Z’s expectations of openness and transparency, for instance:
“Everything has got to be visible and everything’s got to be transparent and we’ve got to give the workforce access to the information that’s going to help them in the task, to empower them in a task. It’s much different than enterprise software today. Enterprise software historically has been a way of managing or defining a process to provide information for decision support for leadership. That has to flip. We have to empower the decision-making capability and the person down at the work level and in the task by arming them with all that information and the trends and the kinds of things that correlate to the task that they’re working; so, they’re empowered to solve problems and drive to innovation.”
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