The millennials moving into the workforce come with a big imaginary technology bubble wrapped around them. Corporate leaders see Generations Y and Z coming and mistakenly make room for the bubble to fit through the door – offering social media, instant messaging, texting, skype, e-mail and other remote communication methods.
A recent study by Randstad identifies that 51% of Gen Z and 52% of Gen Y chose the face-to-face meeting as their preferred form of communication. Less than 20% of each generation said they prefer e-mail.
These amazing statistics bode well for your organization. The traditional, culture-building team meetings are still top on the list, even for your newest team members! The need for human interaction remains strong.
For generations, it has been proven that communication is critical to the success of an organization. As corporate leaders in an evolving workplace, maintaining the grass roots communication should be a priority. It is face-to-face where we can see expressions, emotion and gestures – all things that are very difficult to gauge when utilizing newer forms of technology.
Plan a meeting, invite everyone. The technology is simple and the results exponential!