Who are Gen Z-ers and millennials? Generation Z includes those born between the mid-to-late 1990s and the early 2010s. On the other hand, millennials are those born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s.
The constant beef between both the generations is well, widely known. If you find yourself siding with Gen Z, then we’ve got eight reasons to give you an upper hand in the constant Gen Z v/s millennials battle.
The realist tries to keep emotion out of the equation and that’s exactly what most Gen Z-ers are great at. They see things as they really are, and expect future outcomes on the basis of various probabilities. An optimist, on the other hand, tends to see the brighter side of things, and are convinced that things are getting better – even when that might not be the case.
Gen Zs are more racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation. They’re also known to be the most well-educated generation yet. They have access to tools that enable them to understand identity in ways that members of Gen X or Millennials never really thought about.
A digital native is someone who was brought up in a digital and media-saturated world. According to research, 40 percent of Generation Z said that working Wi-Fi was more important to them than working bathrooms! While some millennials are digital natives, Generation Z is majorly digital natives, and thus, better at understanding and using these technologies.
Gen Z-ers deeply care about locally sourced food, environment-friendly products, ethical fashion, and 54% of them even actively look for clothes produced sustainably. In fact, 46% Gen Z folks prefer wearing pre-loved clothes, which is a much higher percentage than millennials and Gen X-ers willing to do so.
Generation Z believes in getting work done themselves. In both professional and personal lives, their DIY mentality is what keeps them happy and creatively satisfied. They love their freedom, and working independently helps them deliver the best results. Studies show that 69 percent of Generation Z would rather have their own workspace than share it with someone else.
Gen Z believes that there are more ways than formal education to learn the skills needed to thrive. They value on-the-job learning over expensive degrees, and hence, aren’t drowning in student debts like the millennials. Considering that 44 percent of recent college grads are employed in jobs that don’t even need degrees, a practical approach to learning definitely makes more sense.
Gen Z-ers are exploring and breaking all kinds of gender norms and barriers. From clothing to gender-neutral pronouns, they are shattering all stereotypes. In fact, about six-in-ten Gen Z-ers (59%) say forms or online profiles should include additional gender options, compared to half of millennials, about four-in-ten Gen X-ers, and Boomers (40% and 37%, respectively).
How many times have you bought something without skimming through reviews? Not too many times, we bet. Thanks to the brutally honest reviews left by Gen-Zers, our online shopping experience is getting better and more transparent each day! Millennials are less likely to leave a review and have a more forgiving attitude towards sellers who don’t deliver.