Can apprenticeships offer social mobility? How can employers align with post-pandemic values? What impact will Gen Zers have on the working world? In this part of the 2022 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how people are demanding more and compromising less in their working lives.
Dr. Corey Seemiller is a professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University. She is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook, a prominent resource for developing youth and college student leadership programmes. Dr. Seemiller is also the co-author of several articles as well as four books on Gen Z, including Generation Z: A Century in the Making, Generation Z Goes to College, Generation Z Leads, and Generation Z Learns. She also co-authored the 'Gen Z Voices on Voting' research report and the 'Campus of Tomorrow' report. Dr. Seemiller recently led the Global Gen Z Study, where she worked with 91 research collaborators from around the globe to better understand Gen Z in a post-COVID world. Participants from 81 countries took part in the study, and the research will be published in Gen Z Around the World with Emerald Publishing. Her fifth study looks at generational trends in the workplace, and the findings will be featured in Generations in the World of Work, which will be published with SAGE Publishing. Dr. Seemiller’s work has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and several other news publications and academic journals. She has also been interviewed for podcasts as well as TV and radio shows worldwide, and has engaged in market research consulting for Fortune 10, 50, and 500 companies. Her highly popular TED Talk on Gen Z at TEDxDayton showcased how Gen Z is making a difference in the world, and has been watched by more than a quarter million viewers.
Naeema Pasha is the director of equity, diversity, and inclusion and director of Henley Careers and Professional Development. She also established World of Work (WOW) to explore the future of work readiness, and her research looks at a range of influences on work, from AI and climate change to diversity and inclusion.
Izzy Wharton is a senior strategist, trend forecaster, editor, and futures consultant with expertise in sustainability and innovation in design. Committed to re-imagining systems and structures, she's worked across multiple sectors with some of the world’s best-known brands on research and strategy projects as well as insights content.
Sabrina Faramarzi is a trend forecaster, futures researcher and journalist who’s obsessed with all things trend, innovation and design. When she’s not uncovering patterns across socio-cultural phenomena, she can be found at the latest electronic music night, swimming marathon lengths at her local pool, or worshipping cats on the internet.
Founded in 1998 by two young women who were looking for a way to give back beyond traditional philanthropy channels, Resource Generation enables its Gen Yer and Zer members to use their wealth to address privilege and social inequalities to help create a better tomorrow.
To outsiders, TikTok may simply seem like an endless source of entertaining distractions. But beyond the musical duets and dance challenges lies a trove of useful tips designed to help the platform’s Gen Z users thrive. What exactly is #ProductivityTok and why is it flourishing?
Remote working during the pandemic broke down boundaries between people’s private and professional lives, and for some, these blurred lines have resulted in widespread burnout. So, how can working culture be redefined to create healthier and more empowered environments?
Changing algorithms, non-stop advertising, and the dissemination of misinformation all contribute to declining trust in social media giants. Enter the passion economy: online community platforms built around niche passions. What does this mean for the state of social play?