In this episode, I am speaking with Sophie Wade who is the author of Empathy Works: The Key to Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Work. We are going to talk about the newest generation in the workplace, generation Z, and how we need to adapt to them.
This is a timely subject as people are now returning to the office at least part-time and generation Z entered the workforce during the pandemic. I am all for the multigenerational workforce but generation Z is starting their careers in very uncertain times. We will discuss many aspects on how to work with and manage our younger generation Z colleagues and employees.
Let me read you a bit from her bio off her website SophieWade.com:
Sophie Wade is a speaker, author and authority on Future-of-Work issues. Her book, Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Work, is an Executive MBA Program textbook and required reading for several management school leadership courses.
Sophie is Founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network, a Future-of-Work consultancy. Sophie’s executive advisory work and transformative workshops help companies futureproof their work environments and attract, engage, and retain their multigenerational and distributed talent. She helps corporations maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption in their transition to talent-focused new work environments.
Sophie has held senior management, strategy, and finance roles around the world—in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.—working in media, technology, and venture capital for companies such as IMG and Yahoo. With a strategy and finance focus for her first career, she assisted entrepreneurs and major corporations identify, develop, and execute strategic initiatives, build teams and ventures and create partnerships.
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