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The C Sheet October 29 | Work Besties, Managing Gen Z, and Why your Co-workers Aren’t your Family

This week on the C Sheet, we cover why work besties are good for both your mental health and the business, and how managers can prepare for Gen Z workers.

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1. Work BFFs

Do you have a work bestie? Research shows that having friends at work is not only good for your mental wellbeing, it also makes you better at your job. Here are seven ways to make work friendships in a remote world. 7 ways to make human connections when your work is virtual (Atlassian) 

2. Move over Millennials, Here Comes Gen Z

By 2025, Gen Z will make up 25% of the workforce. Like any age cohort, Gen Z has unique perspectives and needs, and organizations should be prepared to best manage them. This panel of HR leaders share how: Watch: How to manage Gen Z (Quartz at Work) 

3. One Big Happy Family Company

Referring to your business as a “family” raises some red flags. While the intent might be positive—identifying yourself as a culture that cares—it can have harmful effects on your employees. Ditch the analogy and do this instead: The Toxic Effects of Branding Your Workplace a “Family” (HBR) 

4. Lights, Cameras, DEI

A new study shows that the hiring of more diverse workers in Hollywood has led to better ratings. While this is a step in the right direction, like most industries, there’s still a long way to go, especially in terms of writing rooms and leadership. These Numbers Show How More Diversity on TV Leads to Increased Viewership (Time)

5. The Big Idea 

Questions are at the forefront of innovation. Here are the initial questions—and those that followed—that led these founders to start their companies, and have massive success. The questions Spotify, Bumble, and Medium execs are asking themselves—and why you should follow their lead (Fast Company)

6. The Origins of the 40-Hour Work Week 

In today’s world where workers are calling for shorter work weeks (or just fewer hours), we wonder, what made 40-hour work weeks the norm in the first place? This podcast breaks it down: Nice work week, if you can get it (Time)

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