SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Over half of Generation MZ employees do not have any intention of pursuing managerial positions, a survey showed Sunday.
Job search portal JobKorea conducted a survey of 1,114 employees from the millennial and Generation Z cohorts.
The survey revealed that 54.8 percent of respondents had no intention of pursuing management positions.
The reasons for this sentiment varied. Among them, 43.6 percent expressed discomfort with taking on responsibility.
Additionally, 20 percent believed that promotions were unlikely to materialize, 13.3 percent felt that maintaining a work-life balance would be impossible, 11.1 percent lacked motivation to assume higher positions, and 9.8 percent were not motivated to stay with a company long-term.
Regarding promotion aspirations, 50.8 percent of participants indicated a desire to work on par with their peers, while 27.3 percent sought early promotions.
In terms of workload, 55.5 percent stated that matching the workload of others was sufficient.
When it came to the length of employment, 46.5 percent considered aligning their tenure with that of their colleagues to be satisfactory.
Concerning job satisfaction, 42.8 percent expressed being somewhat dissatisfied, while 9.7 percent reported being very dissatisfied.
Comparatively, 41.4 percent expressed being somewhat satisfied with their current workplace, and only 6.1 percent claimed to be very satisfied.
Nearly half of the respondents, approximately 47 percent, indicated that they were currently preparing to switch to another company, with 26.2 percent actively searching for a new job.
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)