Dr Donna Wheatley
Director – Workplace and Education Strategy
3:40 PM Millenials are middle managers, how understanding generations Alpha and Z will inform the future workplace
Today’s workplaces have been reshaped for the ‘young millenials’ entering the workforce. The time has come, however to start to consider the next generation- Z who have been born into the digital age where screens and wearables are the norm but where they have an extremely limited grasp on alternatives to technology. They are comfortable with few walls, boundaries and separation. This session will explore how work spaces are or could be responding to a workforce that highly values interaction and networks and low tolerance for routine work.
- Growth of ‘accelerator’ and ‘co-working’ spaces
- Understanding value of ‘community managers’, which make up more than half of WeWork’s entire workforce
- Issues of hyper-connectivity and prioritising mental health
- Design at the edge at innovative new schools and universities