A Research And Articles Addressing The Growing Generation Y

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Introduction The steady research and articles addressing the growing Generation Y, also known as Millennials, ranges from leadership styles, effective communication, career expectations, multi-generational work environments, relationships with supervisors and retention. Many studies conclude similar findings such as Millennials prefer a more personal leadership style, want rapid career advancement, transparency in organizational behavior and ethics, and a work/life balance in order to remain in the organization. Several theories discussed how to address these issues ranging from theory integration, positive reinforcement, ABC analysis, etc. However, none of the theories discusses token economies for Millennials and the effectiveness its implementation would have on the list of issues affecting productivity, job satisfaction, and retention. Current Theories Leadership Styles. Andert, D. (2011) and Cates, S., Cojanu, K. & Pettine, S. (2013) discussed the effectiveness of leadership styles across four generations currently occupying the workforce: Traditionalist, Baby Boomers, Generation X’ers, and Millennials. Both concluded that each generation preferred a different leadership style. Specifically, Millennials preferred alternative leaderships or democratic leadership style. The difficulty with implementing alternative leadership styles or a democratic leadership style the employee must be highly skilled and experienced for it to be effective. Certain industries could not

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