Younger employees like remote work, but many younger managers do not. 82% of Gen Z knowledge workers say they want to spend the majority of their time working from home. However, 25% of managers under 30 doubted their ability to lead remote workers, versus just 12% of managers over 30.
Looking beyond stereotypes of younger people being tech-savvy, this confidence gap is understandable. Where experienced managers simply have to adapt their skills to the remote environment, new managers have to develop their skills in a remote environment, which is exponentially more challenging (especially if their organization hasn’t fully mastered the paradigm at a strategic level).