How Coaches can motivate Generation Z in the Workplace

As a coach, you may not know how to motivate Generation Z in the workplace. But there are new technology and methods of motivation that may help.
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Trent Draper
Trent Draper
+15 years in Sales within the education industry, Head International Sales at Get More Brain.

As a coach, you may be feeling at a loss when it comes to motivating Generation Z in the workplace. You may have noticed that the traditional methods of motivation don’t seem to be working as well as they used to. It’s no secret that each generation has different motivations and values when it comes to work.

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But don’t worry, there are new technology and methods of motivation that you can try that can help. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Onboarding and Training of Generation Z

When it comes to onboarding and training programs, employers should focus on making them interactive and engaging. Boring lectures and Powerpoint presentations are a surefire way to lose Gen Z’s attention. Instead, try using gamification, simulations, and other hands-on learning activities. These types of programs will help keep your new employees motivated while they learn the ropes.

Professional Development

Career growth is important to Gen Zers, so offering opportunities for professional development is a great way to keep them engaged in the workplace. Consider offering mentorship programs, online courses, or tuition reimbursement for employees who want to further their education. By investing in your employees’ development, you’ll show them that you’re committed to their success – something that will go a long way in keeping them motivated and engaged.

Learning Experience Platforms

Learning Experience Platforms (LXP) are a great way to engage Generation Z in the workplace. An LXP is an interactive learning platform that enables learners and coaches to exchange learnings using interactive media based on individual or group learning paths. LXP’s offer more flexibility in the delivery of learning material versus traditional Learning Management Systems (LMS) and are a great fit for the learning style of the digital native Gen Z.

Some of the things to look for in an LXP include: communication based learning and interactive workbooks. Communication based LXPs ensure that learners can immediately ask questions or share progress to their peers, coaches or managers. LXPs need to be interactive to keep the learners engaged otherwise it won’t be fully utilized by Gen Z.

Workbooks created by LXPs focus on the needs of the learners by making learning fun and engaging. This allows learners to find different topics interesting and have a place to store their learnings for further review. Learning Experience Platforms are a great way to engage many types of learners, especially those in Gen Z.


There you have different ways to motivate Gen Z in the workplace. We hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We would be more than happy to help you engage your employees and create a productive work environment for Gen Z with our next generation platform: Get More Brain