In the recent NY Times piece on Generation Z, born after the mid '90s, we get a glimpse of their unique character:
Gen Z is already out in the world, curious and driven, investigating how to obtain relevant professional experience before college. Despite their obvious technology proficiency, Gen Zers seem to prefer in-person to online interaction and are being schooled in emotional intelligence from a young age. Thanks to social media, they are accustomed to engaging with friends all over the world, so they are well prepared for a global business environment.
They bring to work a passion for engaging the many experiences they have already accumulated in school. Organizations will once again need to calibrate their cultures for the thrivancy of this next gen.