When it comes to productivity (or lack thereof), it’s usually treated like a work ethic problem. A certain employee isn’t productive because they’re not diligent. So-and-so just doesn’t want to work. These new Gen Z employees want too much but work too little.
But what if those assumptions are wrong?
Research shows they are. According to Deloitte, Gen Z employees value salary less then every other generation – they’d much prefer a job that interests them.
So, low productivity really stems from an improper matching of employee to position. The truth is, no one is good at (or enjoys) every part of the workflow. Enjoyable positions give people energy and spark productivity. Frustrating positions do the opposite.
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