Born between 1996 and 2015, Gen Z is just beginning to enter the dental workforce, and bringing with it a proficiency for new technology and efficiency. While we are still learning about “Zoomers” – incliding their work style and impact on the dental industry – they are diving in to the workforce headfirst and are well aware that they have a lot to learn. Here’s what we know about the new generation of dental professionals.
Formative events during their lifetime include:
Hook and other major mass shootings
of the iPhone
Their Core Values:
to be catered to
On the Job:
pay and benefits
for growth, continuing education
relationship with superiors rather than constant feedback
Messages that Motivate:
efforts are making an impact in our practice and with patients
to learn more
close mentoring relationship
Keys to remember while working across the generations:
respectful, flexible and understanding.
Being open to
learning from others, and helping them to learn from you.
characteristics for each generation are general statements. It’s important to
remember that while someone might belong to a certain generation, you should
not assume they identify with all aspects of that group. Understanding their
generation is the first step to uncovering that individual’s wants and needs.
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