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Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
Four Generations at Work
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Four Generations at Work

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Understanding how different age groups look at the workplace

Understanding how different age groups look at the workplace

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  • 1. Four Generations at Work
  • 2. Born Into Different Perspectives1920s 1940s 1960s 1980sTraditionalists Baby Boomers Generation X Millennials
  • 3. Landmark Events: Traditionalists1932 1936 1942 1951The Depression New Deal World War II Korean War
  • 4. Landmark Events: Baby Boomers1950 1956 1964 1968The Cold War Civil Rights The Beatles Assassinations
  • 5. Landmark Events: Generation X1973 1975 1989 1992Watergate Women’s Lib Berlin Wall Falls Desert Storm
  • 6. Landmark Events: Generation X1973 1985 1975 1997 1989 1999 1992 2001Watergate Clinton / Lewinsky Women’s Lib Columbine Berin Wall Falls Desert Storm September 11
  • 7. Four Sets of ValuesTraditionalists Baby Boomers Generation X Millennials
  • 8. Traditionalist Values• Dedication and sacrifice• Duty before pleasure• Respect for rules• Hard work• Honor
  • 9. Baby Boomer Values• Personal gratification• Team orientation• Personal growth• Involvement• Optimism
  • 10. Generation X Values• Fun and informality• Techno literacy• Self-reliance• Pragmatism• Diversity Apple®
  • 11. Millennial Values• Achievement-oriented• Respect for diversity• Confident• Optimistic• Civic duty
  • 12. Impact of poor communicationsbetween generations Increased: • Turnover • Grievances • Morale issues • Costs of hiring, training, retention
  • 13. Feedback Preferences“No news is “Feedback “Sorry to “Feedback good once a year interrupt, whenever I news.” with lots of but how am want, at the documenting.” I doing?” push of a button.”Traditionalists Baby Boomers Generation X Millennials

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