Gen Z is twice as likely than Gen X to want to be CEO, according to new research from United Minds, in partnership with KRC Research.
But a significant proportion of Gen Z doesn’t intend to burn the midnight oil in their pursuit.
Similar to the ‘quiet quitting’ trend that has made its way into the headlines in recent months, the research suggests that Gen Z is largely intent on doing only what is required of them.
They are the most likely generation to say they will only do what they are paid for (39%). By comparison, their Gen X parents and Boomer grandparents are much more likely to say they will “go above and beyond.”
This intention to do nothing more, nothing less, could be due to reported job dissatisfaction.
However, they may also be redefining their relationship with work in a way that makes it work better for them.
Perhaps this is one generation that is finally acting on the need for better work-life balance. Shouldn’t we all take this approach?