From Generation Z to Baby Boomers: the back-to-office generation gap

With the return to the office marked on the calendar of many companies already, for tens of thousands of workers it is now time to say goodbye to a good part of the routines, advantages, but also disadvantages that their period has had teleworking.

There will be those who are willing to return to their work space and those who have become perfectly accustomed to carrying out their tasks remotely. But in these weeks that are ahead back to the workspace , there is a clear generational difference between the age groups who are clearly in favor and those who would prefer not to or do not see it necessary, according to a recent LinkedIn survey.

According to the results of the latest wave of the LinkedIn Worker Confidence Index, are Millennials -from 25 to 39 years- ( 58%) those who envision this new scenario back to the office as an ideal opportunity to continue to develop as professionals.

More than half of Gen Z respondents – under 25 -, on the other hand, they do not consider presence as a relevant factor to continue advancing in their career, claiming to have found in remote work different ways to enrich themselves professionally .

In the survey it is also collected that the 62% of Spanish workers have already been informed that the return to the office will take place in the next six months. In addition, less than a third have received indications that they will be able to work from home in the long term and / or have been offered hybrid and flexible options.

In this way, in the coming months uncertainties and also hopes for more than half of Spaniards who have acknowledged trust that thanks to this new stage they hope to achieve an increase in your income level or be closer to your chances of promotion.

Going back to the office, seen according to age Although The pandemic and its consequent lack of job opportunities has undermined confidence for 4 out of every 19 Spanish professionals, the confidence index in July reached an average of 37 points, showing a slight increase and remaining stable compared to the same period of the previous year.

Among the main reasons to justify this balance are workers’ confidence in their training and trajectory, being the main levers for the future for more than 70% from them.

In this sense, to continue progressing in your professional experience – and consequently, increase your confidence – the prospects of a return to the office are a key motivation.

In addition, “as the age of workers increases, more attention is paid to the job as an element of socialization and collaboration to promote project effectiveness, a reality that has lost part of its essence when moving to the screens “, they comment from Linkedin Spain.

However, the professional social network has been able to discover that it is those younger professionals who are starting their work career those who are less motivated with the return to face-to-face.

In this way, Generation Z does not value the possible improvements that work in the office brings with it with the same security as their predecessors, showing that they have found other forms of socialize and advance your career. However, for the 58% of them, The office represents the possibility of eliminating the distractions that arise with teleworking as a decisive factor, compared to Baby Boomers, for example, who classify it as the least relevant.

On the other hand, this LinkedIn research has indicated that, despite being the age group with the lowest risk of COVID – 19, I know position as the most concerned when considering that meetings in the same room would stop them from opting for face-to-face work, a sentiment represented by almost half of them.

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