MIt probably took them a collective 5 minutes to learn how to use it Tik TokBut when it’s time to turn on the printer, the new generation of employees raises their hands.
Generation Z (those born from the mid-1990s onwards) have a unique relationship with digital technology: they are the first generation to grow up with access to the Internet and smartphones, and as adults, consume content primarily on Moving They prefer video lessons rather than written instructions.
Suddenly they go to work, most of them still in the jobs of assistants and interns, and are confronted by a monster from 1997 with lights flashing because he ran out of ink and that sound meaning he chewed up the previous paper – They are terrified, because no one has taught them what to do.
The Guardian report talks about it The phenomenon of “tech shaming” experienced by younger employees in the office. Accustomed to easy-to-use applications and touchscreen surfaces with intuitive interfaces, devices such as printers, scanners, and fax machines found in the average office present a particular challenge.
From an ideological standpoint: The almost entirely paperless first generation cannot understand why their bosses are obsessed with printing every document when PDF files exist and are read just fine on a computer, and modern online signing apps are making even print contracts obsolete.
On the other side, The challenge Gen Z faces is practical. Because printers remain an integral part of office culture (more than 16.9 million laser and inkjet printers were sold this year alone, according to data from International Data Corp.), this generation of employees, before starting work, was in touch with them as much as What contact they had with them. And with contact phones: nothing at all.
And it’s not just printers. Information that older people take for granted, e.g. Where stamps go Sending a letter in the mail is far from a no-brainer for the Snapchat and email generation. So, next time you see a young learner sweating in front of the printer, show them how the printer works and don’t resent it. Then ask him to explain the filters on TikTok.
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The article is part of the material published in Marie Claire November magazine.Is this the end of the office?»: How did the digital revolution, the Corona virus, and the advancement of digital intelligence affect the presence or absence of the work environment? How is the new generation shaping a work system that questions the importance of working with others in the office? Memories of a disappearing world, bureaucrats, bureaucrats, and humorous stories about our second home, which may not exist much longer as we know it. Who: Marilee Eupramidis, Anastasia Kamfisi, Sofia Mandilara, Vivi Moretto, Natalie Saitake, Alina Hadjidaki, and Danai Christopoulou. Creative direction: Lena Tsintzela, illustration: Mariana Vito
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