LinkedIn global research study reveals 54% of Canadian Gen Z and 58% of Millennials agree that AI will significantly change the way they work

In an era marked by the increasing presence of AI, the workplace landscape is undergoing a transformative shift. LinkedIn’s latest global survey reveals that Generation Z (Gen Z) and Millennials are at the forefront of this transformation and are embracing AI, demonstrating unique perspectives and unprecedented readiness.

Despite 45% of Gen Z feeling overwhelmed by the amount of changes AI may bring to future jobs54% of Canadian Gen Z’s feel that using AI tools at work will provide more time for tasks they enjoy, indicating a positive outlook on AI’s potential to enhance job satisfaction and work-life balance.

Other key takeaways from the report include:

  • Changing Work Dynamics: Gen Z recognizes that AI will significantly alter the way they work, paving the way for more focus on tasks they enjoy and skill development. 43% foresee AI reducing their workloads, enriching their work-life balance.
  • Skills Enhancement: Gen Z and Millennials understand AI’s role in handling routine tasks and recognize the increasing importance of soft skills like leadership, communication, and problem-solving. 49% of Gen Z and 51% of Millennials agree that leadership skills will become more vital while 52% of Gen Z and 48% of Millennials believe people management skills will become more critical with AI integration.
  • Productivity and Efficiency: Gen Z anticipates AI will streamline their work processes, enhance productivity, with 43% anticipating reduced workloads and improved work-life balance. 
  • Confidence at Work: 74% of Gen Z and Millennials say they are confident discussing AI and the impact it will have on their job with their boss.

To address the growing skills for those across generations, LinkedIn is offering a range of learning courses  designed to boost confidence of professionals in using AI effectively, including courses on how to use Generative AI as a tool for research and writing, what Generative AI is, and things to know when it comes to using it.

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