Gyeonggi Province to change organizational culture under leadership of “Gen MZ”; launches Innovative Junior Board

Createdd 2022-05-09 Hit 24

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○ Consists of 15 Millennial and Generation Z public officials in Gyeonggi Province between the ages of 20 and 30, ranking at or below grade 6 and with less than 5 years of working experience
○ To operate in three small groups focusing on power abuse/organizational culture, working style, and work-life balance
○ Expected to improve organizational culture through periodic online/offline discussions, innovative government activity benchmarking, organizational culture campaigns and special guest lectures

In order to improve organizational culture and explore innovative policy ideas, Gyeonggi Province launched the “Innovative Junior Board” consisting of Millennial and Generation Z (Gen MZ; born 1980–2000) public officials between the ages of 20 and 30 who rank at or below grade 6.

The Innovative Junior Board held its launching ceremony at the new Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex in Gwanggyo (Suwon City) on May 9. At the ceremony, Ryu In-kwon, Assistant Governor for Planning and Coordination, presented certificates of appointment to the board members and delivered their annual activity plans. In addition, a free discussion regarding the board took place to facilitate its innovative and effective operation.

The Innovative Junior Board, launched for the first time this year, consists of 15 Gen MZ public officials aged between 20 and 30 who rank at or below grade 6 and have less than 5 years of working experience. It will operate in three small groups that will focus on (a) abuse of power/organizational culture, (b) working style, and (c) work-life balance.

Starting with its launching ceremony, the Innovative Junior Board will undertake various pioneering activities including online and offline discussions on improving organizational culture, innovative government activity benchmarking, and organizational culture campaigns.

Gyeonggi Province will actively support the Innovative Junior Board in its efforts to discover transformational ideas for the provincial government from new perspectives based on autonomy and horizontal communication.

Ryu In-kwon, Gyeonggi Province’s Assistant Governor for Planning and Coordination, commented, “It is time for a change towards a more flexible organizational culture as more and more Gen MZ members become public officials.” He added, “The activities of the Innovative Junior Board will mark the first step in building an organizational culture that facilitates cross-generational communication, embraces differences and promotes cooperation.”