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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