First there was The Greatest Generation, then Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millenials and now…Generation Z, the Digital Natives.
A digital native is an individual who was born after the widespread adoption of digital technology. It is a category for children who have grown up using technology like the Internet, computers and mobile devices. This exposure to technology in the early years is believed to give digital natives a greater familiarity with and understanding of technology than people who were born before it was widespread.
As this generation starts entering the workforce, it will be interesting to see what their work habits will be like. In the meantime, just think that there is a new generation who has never used a rotary phone, doesn’t know what dial up is and will never have not had access to a cell phone.