Pew on the Digital Native: Reality 5

Be aware of Digital Native’s POV.

In “Digital ‘Natives’ Invade the Workplace,” one of Lee Rainie’s realities for Digital Natives is “They are multi-taskers often living in a state of “continuous partial attention” and that means the boundary between work and leisure is quite permeable.” This is something managers and adminstrators should take to heart.

http://pewresearch.org/obdeck/?ObDeckID=70

The Realities:

Reality 1 — They are video gamers and that gives them different expectations about how to learn, work, and pursue careers.

Reality 2 –They are technologically literate, but that does not necessarily make them media literate.

Reality 3 — They are content creators and that shapes their notions about privacy and property.

Reality 4 — They are product and people rankers and that informs their notions of propriety.

Reality 5 — They are multi-taskers often living in a state of “continuous partial attention” and that means the boundary between work and leisure is quite permeable.

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