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62 Ducere Est Servire: THE LEADERSHIP JOURNAL OF DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY It is widely accepted that millennials embraced a drastically different set of corporate or team values, beliefs, and attitudes than other generations.18 This has become the dividing line between millennials and Gen Z, with the latter having grown up solely in a peer-topeer sharing economy with greater economic, social, and political disparity. As such, “Gen Z will expect to partner with their employers to fix the wrongs they are seeing in the world.”19 In addition, their willingness to engage with altruism could potentially increase when associated with greater responsibility in the workplace. This approach requires follower empowerment, whereby power and authority is transferred from employers to Gen Z. According to a recent study in England, psychological empowerment accounted for roughly half of the mediating relationship between adult servant leadership and the level of organizational engagement perceived by Gen Z followers.20 If corporations desire to engage the altruistic passions of younger employees and retain them for the long haul, there has to be a baseline level of follower empowerment. While simply going out to serve in the community by volunteering in a local soup kitchen, food bank, or non-profit organization is not always directly linked with a positive indication of altruistic behavior, a correlation may indeed exist between the two concepts. Some researchers have regarded volunteerism as “non-spontaneous” behavior that always seeks to help others, is not considered short-term, and frequently reoccurs over a long period of time.21 This is the sort of on-going, repetitive, and impactive volunteerism that Gen Z often seeks to engage, and is the backbone of corporate social responsibility programs in the workplace. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY In the business community, practices of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are generally regarded as the programs and/or philosophies of a given company or institution dealing with assessment and institution of policies related to environmental care, social justice, sustainability, and increased concern for the public well-being.22 For example, Xerox Corporation has a program that allows employees to take a year off with full pay to work at a community nonprofit organization of their choice.23 Similarly, Chick-fil-A is dedicated to helping at-risk