Gen Z takes a lot of pride in being “more educated” than other generations. As they are hyper connected, and having the biggest social media presence, they are used to voicing their thoughts publicly and receiving immediate feedback. Gen Z wants feedback and they want it fast.
A study of 1400 Gen Z professionals by EY found that 63% of respondents preferred feedback in a timely and constructive manner to stay in their current job. They may even have the perfect mindset for receiving negative feedback, as 80% reported the belief that failure was something to be learned from.
Being used to the habit of calling out disagreeable behavior, in that sense they are very morally attentive. They may expect their ideas to be heard and respected in the workplace. At the same time, that can lead to conflicts. According to Harris Poll survey, only 52% trust HR to field harassment concerns, which reflects on them sticking around.
Make sure to be very clear about your values. Send out consistent and clear messaging about what your organization stands for. Of course that as a leader, you’re encouraging the team to question and challenge the way the organization works. But, simply put, set some norms to avoid settling constant disputes.