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Baby Boomers


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Presentation on Baby Boomer\'s Generation.

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Baby Boomers

  1. 1. BABY BOOMERS Beth Nelson Neal Raval
  2. 2. THE BOOM GENERATION The term “Baby Boom” is used to describe the massive births after WWII. AKA: Baby Boomers Boomies The Bulge
  3. 3. THE BOOM GENERATION <ul><li>1943-1960 </li></ul><ul><li>Predominately in their 50s and 60s. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 76 million boomers in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>American Dream </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abundance and Prosperity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Market of Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automobiles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TVs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toys </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. THE BOOM GENERATION <ul><li>Generation of optimism, exploration, and achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased educational, financial, and social opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Stability, prosperity, and opportunity. </li></ul>
  5. 5. MAJOR EVENTS DURING BOOMER YEARS <ul><li>1961 – Russians/US put man in space. Berlin wall goes up. </li></ul><ul><li>1963 – John F. Kennedy assassinated. Dr. Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream”. </li></ul><ul><li>1965 – Civil disturbances and Vietnam war play role in American society. </li></ul><ul><li>1967 – First heart transplant. </li></ul><ul><li>1968 – Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinated. </li></ul><ul><li>1969 – Wood Stock. Us lands man on moon. </li></ul><ul><li>1973 – US involvement in Vietnam ends. Abortion legalized by Supreme Court. </li></ul><ul><li>1974 – Nixon resigns – Watergate Scandal. </li></ul>
  6. 6. BOOMER MOVEMENT <ul><li>Social and Economic Equality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Rights Movement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Movement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexuality Movement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Differing Views </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>War </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Justice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Boomer Generation experienced dramatic shifts in educational, economic, and social opportunities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. VALUES <ul><li>Individual choice </li></ul><ul><li>Community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Self-actualizing </li></ul><ul><li>Health and wellness </li></ul>
  8. 8. ATTRIBUTES <ul><li>Adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Goal-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on individual choices and freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive to a diverse workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Family Oriented </li></ul>
  9. 9. FAMILY ORIENTED <ul><li>Baby boomers love spending time with their families. </li></ul><ul><li>Over-Protective </li></ul><ul><li>Raising their Grandchildren </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids very dependent on their parents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraged to take an interest in their grandchildren. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Traveling </li></ul>
  10. 10. NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES <ul><li>Selfishness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ They're the most self-centered, self-seeking, self- interested, self-absorbed, self-indulgent, self-aggrandizing generation in American history.” Paul Begala </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Arrogance </li></ul><ul><li>Ruthlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Conflict </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confronted with a generation-defining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conflict, the cold war, the Boomers– </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>those, at any rate, who came to be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emblematic of their generation– </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>took the opposite path from their </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>parents during World War II. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BABY BOOMER IN THE WORKPLACE <ul><li>Work-Centric: Hardworking, motivated by position, perks, and prestige. They often criticize younger generations for a lack of work ethic and commitment. </li></ul><ul><li>Independent: Confident and self reliant. Not afraid of confrontation and will challenge established practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Oriented: Very achievement oriented, dedicated, and career focused. </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive: Clever, resourceful, and strive to win. Believe in the hierarchical structure in the workplace. </li></ul>
  12. 12. RETIREMENT <ul><li>Labor statistics indicate that nearly 80 million Boomers will exit the work place within the next decade. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 8000 per day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 300 per hour. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With the recession, </li></ul><ul><li>approximately 57% of </li></ul><ul><li>boomers will stay in the </li></ul><ul><li>labor market affecting all </li></ul><ul><li> the generations. </li></ul>
  13. 13. SOURCES <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>