1How Gen Z Could Use Technology as a Catalyst to Change the Workforce
2There’s a Budding Love of Wearables
3What Happened to In-Person Communication?
4Save Time or Effectiveness?
Furthermore, 8×8’s data suggests that in-person communication might be viewed as a time-waster by Gen Z. Half of Gen Z respondents said they prefer communications tools that can help them save time. And, in a separate question, 51 percent of respondents reported they want to use only the tools that are the most effective means of communication at a given moment.
5Gen Z Doesn’t Favor Plain Old Email
6The Death of Landlines
If Gen Z could have its way, landlines would be eliminated once and for all, according to the 8×8 report. Just 5 percent of Gen Z respondents said they prefer landlines to other forms of communication, suggesting the old-style phone technology is on the way out as Gen Z starts moving up the corporate ladder.
7The Importance of Messaging Tools
Gen Z respondents said smartphones are the main tool they use to communicate with others. But when they’re using those smartphones, stand-alone messaging apps might not be on their screen. The study found that just 21 percent of Gen Z respondents are employing messaging tools currently. And within the next five years, that figure will drop to 13 percent.
8Will Virtual Reality Have a Place at the Office?
Gen Z is decidedly unsure about the value of certain technologies in the workplace. Only 11 percent of Gen Z members believe connected cars will have a future and 15 percent say wearables will find their way into the office. But only 9 percent of Gen Z members say virtual reality could have a place in the office of the future.
9Like Their Older Counterparts, Gen Z Worries About Automation
10Gen Z Expects IoT to Have a Big Role
11They Want to Use Favorite Apps at the Office
When choosing tools to make them more productive in the office, Gen Z employees don’t want to jump back and forth between corporate-authorized applications and their personal apps. Instead, 56 percent of respondents said they want to use the same tools for work as they do in their personal lives.