When I was 10, I thought 25 was old. When I was 25, I thought 50 ancient. Now I am in my 50’s, I believe you are as old as you feel, however, last weekend I felt every year of my age. Why? A friend shared with us her 14-year-old daughters YouTube channel where she was eloquently and thoughtfully discussing her thoughts and perspectives on gender equality.
Here was this delightful 14-year-old girl confidently speaking on a highly topical subject which she self recorded, edited, then uploaded to her own channel! When I was 14 I was devoid of this level of confidence, I found it difficult to string a sensible sentence together in a public situation let alone do all this (not that any of it was even invented then!).
Generation Z are making me feel very old as they adapt to new technology naturally, technology that takes me many hours of reading and watching YouTube tutorials to work out how to use.
This will have an impact on how we, as potential employers, should behave towards them. Read further to understand why and how.