The Digital natives, who were born in an era where technology was not a concept, but a reality which proved to be an important factor for further generations to come through. Before I get into the details, I am a part of Generation Y, (commonly known as Millenials) but the idea of a set of people working for the betterment and not pressure intrigues me. Born between late 90s and early 2000s, this generation have been literate when it comes to technology and network externalities. The eldest of this lot might be enrolled in higher education or may have entered the field of work and professional mechanism.
This generation is special in many ways- initially being raised in an environment which saw one of the worst pandemics, changing the course of education and performing activities that might help in betterment of society. Influencers range from beauty experts to climate change activists - they talk about changing the world without causing damage and trauma to the beings involved. This generation is being succeeded by Generation Alpha and preceded by Generation Y.
For procurement of education, they already moved towards the online facilities and utilized the services of cloud computing for their benefit. Although Covid 19 has made it necessary to adopt online services while obtaining education to decrease the interaction and physical contact amongst the students, this Gen was already paving its way for online and internet-based learning. Ted talks were being given more importance than the talks of the lecturer at a University, contacts with people around the world was becoming easy and beneficial for networking on future basis.
They take interest in their professional vicinity because they work where they want to. They pursue hobbies and passions because they can gain knowledge about it from different platforms and work in accordance with the details available. They want to make a difference but at the cost of climate (eg. Greta Thurnburg). They are more accepting towards the alteration in laws and behavioral pattern of the people, they are diverse in ethnicity and radically more logical than their predecessors. They consider their right as an important factor and exercise it keeping in mind the consequence and repercussions.
While taking interview for one of my research purposes, I came across a statement by several respondents explained in different way but meant the same thing and it did catch my attention – they (Gen Z) said they felt responsible for their future in the wave of pandemic. They want to feel secured but while observing the changes in the society they are unsure if they will be able to make it up to the top. Their entire life was affected because for some of them their career had just started, and they had no clue how to proceed. This interview did include the psychological aspect as well physical aspect, but their thinking proved that they think about things that can cause severe repercussions if not dealt properly.
They are however considered to be highly educated and logically sound while making decision. It will be interesting to watch how they utilize certain opportunities and help themselves in becoming a better version altogether.
Exploring new ideas and inculcating changes to bring development in me as well as society. I have always been fond of education, commerce and finance and have been an active participant in national, international conferences and workshops.