Future of the workplace - who are Generation Z?

Generation Z is entering the Workplace
Office Management

Generation Z includes anyone born after 1995…
… and they are different from all generations before.

By 2020, Generation Z will account for 24% of the global workforce. By 20301, Generation Y (born 1981-1995) and Generation Z combined are predicted to account for 75% of the workforce.2


Expectations of the Workplace

Generation Z don`t know a world without technology. They have information at their fingertips 24/7 and that changes their expectations of our workplaces.
They will expect to have the latest technology, transparency and a flexible work schedule.
  • 80% aspire to work with cutting-edge technology.3
  • 91% say technology would influence their job choice among similar employment offers.3
  • 44% want a flexible work scheduleand will gravitate towards companies that offer flexible working policies.
  • 57% say they would work best in an environment with quiet spaces and break-out areas. 5
  •  81% value social and communal spaces.5


Social Media

Generation Z think it is important to check social media sources and read customer reviews before buying products. It is seldom that they will go anywhere without their mobile-phones. The best way to engage with future consumers is via social media.

  • 50% read at least three ratings or reviews before making a first-time purchase4.
  • 48% of Generation Z have a money or payment app on their phones.4


Society & Planet

Generation Z care about our planet – they have the desire to choose a company with a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility. They are willing to pay more for products and services from companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact.

  • Generation Z are willing to pay more for products and services from companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact.6
  • 45% choose brands that eco-friendly and social responsible.7


Health & Wellness

Generation Z considers health and wellness as very important. – They are looking for a wide range of products readily available to them at any time. Vending machines strategically positioned and offering a wide range of (healthy) snacks and beverages offers a perfect solution.

  • 76% say it is vital for employees to prioritise their well-being.5
  • 63% of consumers are “trying” to eat more healthily.8
  • 82% say that social media can be a valuable tool in the workplace, especially when looking at inspiration on what to eat at lunchtime.3



Let Eden Springs help you to provide a Generation Z friendly environment

We can help you to provide an environment - where every Generation will feel good.

We offer a wide range of Watercoolers, Coffee machines and Vending machines. We  can help you choose the right solution for your workplace and we will take care of the rest.

You can find all the information about our products on our website or call 0800 011 4531

If you are curious about what Eden Springs does to ensure an eco-friendly way to provide customers snacks and beverages, read the following Blogs:



Statista (2019)

Deloitte Millennial Survey (2018)

Dimensional Research on behalf of Dell Technologies, `Gen Z: The Future has arrived.` (August to September 2018)

The Centre for Generational Kinetics, State of Gen Z™ Research Study, (2017)

Peldon Rose UK Office Survey (November 2018)

6 The Conference Board global Consumer Confidence

IBM, Uniquely Generation Z: What brands should know about today`s youngest consumers`, (2017)

Attitudes towards healthy eating report – Mintel Feb 2018




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