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Attitudes Towards Tech: Insights Consumer Electronics Businesses

In a world increasingly driven by technology, understanding the relationship different generations have with their electronic devices is crucial for businesses in the consumer electronics sector. A recent survey conducted by Asurion, a leader in device insurance and support, has unearthed some surprising findings about how Baby Boomers and Gen Z'ers feel towards their personal electronic devices. 

Baby Boomers vs. Gen Z: A Stark Contrast in Technology Experience

The Asurion survey reveals that Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – generally feel "confident, empowered, productive, satisfied, safe, and in control" when it comes to using their personal electronic devices. This is a stark contrast to the feelings of Gen Z'ers – the generation born between the late 1990s and early 2010s – who report feeling "stressed, anxious, hopeless, confused, and angry" towards their devices. 

This divergence in experience and perception is more than just an interesting sociological observation; it has real implications for businesses in the consumer electronics industry.

Implications for Consumer Electronics Businesses

One of the most striking findings of the survey is that a significant majority, nearly two-thirds, of Americans consider themselves not tech-savvy. This statistic is a wake-up call for businesses in the industry to reevaluate their customer experience (CX), user experience (UX), sales, and marketing strategies. 

It's no longer sufficient to assume a one-size-fits-all approach. The distinct experiences of different generations necessitate a more nuanced strategy. For Baby Boomers, who feel confident and in control, marketing and UX can focus on enhancing their experience with more advanced features and capabilities. For Gen Z'ers, who feel overwhelmed and stressed, a focus on simplicity, user-friendly interfaces, and robust customer support may be more effective.

Navigating the Impact with Mahdlo Executive Advisors

Understanding and adapting to these generational differences can be challenging. This is where Mahdlo Executive Advisors come into play. Our team is equipped to help your business navigate the impact of these findings. We can assist in tailoring your approaches to meet the unique needs and preferences of each generational cohort, ensuring that your business remains competitive and relevant in a rapidly evolving marketplace.

The insights from the Asurion survey are not just data points; they are a roadmap to understanding your customer base better. By recognizing and addressing the diverse technological experiences of different generations, businesses can enhance their customer engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty.

Reach Out for Expert Guidance

If you're looking to understand more about how these findings impact your business and how you can adapt, reach out to Mahdlo Executive Advisors today. Our expertise in consumer behavior and market trends can help you turn these insights into actionable strategies. Contact us to learn more about how we can be of service in this dynamic and challenging landscape.

Read the full Asurion report here.

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