Generational Differences, Embracing Discomfort, & Our Team

Welcome to the February 2020 edition of ‘The Monthly Mindset,’ an email series where Katie Stricker, President and Co-founder, shares a few things she’s thinking about, plus a look into what Sayge is up to.

Workplace trend, innovation, or idea I’m thinking about—

I’ve been thinking a lot about generational differences in the workplace. A Deloitte report highlights key factors that shaped Generation Z’s worldview, citing, “The growing wealth gap between income groups: from 2007-2016, the high-income group saw its income increase 1,425% more than the low-income group…”

Though researchers and the media hypothesize that Gen Z will prioritize financial security over ‘personal fulfillment,’ Deloitte found that “…while salary is the most important factor in deciding on a job, Gen Z values salary less than every other generation: if given the choice of accepting a better-paying but boring job versus work that was more interesting but didn’t pay as well, Gen Z was fairly evenly split over the choice.” 

Quote I’m thinking about—

I was recently at the Monterey Bay Aquarium observing a school of fish. Hundreds of fish were swimming in one direction while two were swimming in the opposite. As a group, they looked really magical, but the two charting their own course seemed to swim faster with a bit more determination, inspiring this month’s quote.

“Better to embrace the discomfort of being different than the comfort of fitting in.” ― Ogwo David Emenike

What we’re up to at Sayge—

My co-founder, Jamie Bryan, and I are excited to share that Kimberly Schwab has joined our growing Sayge team in the newly-created role of Director, Coach & Customer Success! Here’s Jamie’s announcement on LinkedIn.

For more information, give us a shout here