In the end, we have settled on "Generation Z," or, simply "Gen Z," to title if not group together the current and emerging characteristics, trends, and behaviors that collectively help to define this generation. Read More »
(and Other Names that Didn't Stick)
Although there were multiple contenders for the definitive name, "Gen Z" is the current winner. Here are other names and why they didn't stick.
"Live Chilling" is how Gen Z Hangs Out
The ease and functionality of online “live chilling” make it most appealing to youth. Dorsey explains they are “using one of these apps on their phone, in their living room – connecting to people in other living rooms, and that’s hanging out.”
They are maintaining friendships via the internet much like previous generations would have utilized a local coffee shop, and according to leading Gen Z expert and researcher Jason Dorsey, “This is not going away”. Read More »
From a Millennial POV
Through this diverse frontline experience I’ve had the chance to interact with thousands of leaders on all sides the generational divide.
Here are the three things I’ve learned along the way speaking to all five generations of employees and influencers. Read More »
The mobile generation is choosing to stay put
Jason Dorsey, the founder of The Center for Generation Kinetics, debates Pew Research on underlying reasons that keep millennials stationary.
This is a stage of life foreign to many previous generations. It is a stage where a person craves the freedoms of adulthood, and yet is not equipped to handle the responsibilities that come with it. Read More »
Empathize, Recognize, Adapt
Certified Speaker for The Center for Generational Kinetics, Alicia Rainwater, outlines 3 actions that will improve connection and engagement with Millennials.
In my work with leaders across industries, I have come to notice a pattern among the companies and organizations that are gaining Millennial clients and getting the most out of their Millennial employees. Read More »
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This is the first in our three-part series in which you will get to know each of our certified speakers and see what they think about generations!
Streaming services and the ease with which you can record shows to watch later have created a perfect storm for tech-dependent Millennials to curate their own personal TV watching experience.
New study reveals how different generations feel about the new wave of businesses and apps, such as Uber and Airbnb
A decade ago, if your friend told you they were getting a ride home from an absolute stranger just from pressing a button on their smartphone, you probably would have questioned their sanity, and then probably called the police. A decade ago, staying at someone else’s house when they weren’t there would have been called either couch surfing or squatting, depending on the scenario.
Now, companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb have become accepted, embraced, and even, in some cases, synonymous with the service they provide. For the youngest generation, iGen – also known as Generation Z or Centennials – they have never known a time before you leveraging your own car or an extra bedroom in your home was a viable business option. Read More »
New study reveals just how important online privacy and security is to the youngest generation
Gen Z is the first true cloud-based generation. Let’s break that down.
This doesn’t mean that Gen Z, also known as iGen, Generation Z, or Centennials, has their “heads in the clouds.” In fact, quite the opposite. This young generation is already being hailed as a surprisingly pragmatic and hardworking generation. What it means is that iGen are coming of age only knowing cloud-based storage. Whether it’s saving photos or working collaboratively on documents for school projects, they take for granted the fact that they don’t have to lug around floppy disks or worry about losing a flash drive. Read More »
Is 60 the new 40? The prominence of smartphones, mobile devices and computer technology could be keeping Baby Boomers mentally young...
Contrary to popular belief, smartphones and other mobile technology may have the potential to improve brain functions. A new study published in the journal Intelligence found that the use of computers and mobile phones could partly explain why today’s Baby Boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—appear to be four to eight years younger, cognitively, than a similar population less than a decade ago.
“We know that IQ has been increasing for many decades,” Valeria Bordone, of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, told Quartz. Bordone and her colleagues used data collected from those over the age of 50. Approximately 2,000 people were tested in 2006, and another 3,000 were tested in 2012. Read More »