History Of Participatory Management ( Rau Foster, 2017 )

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Baby Boomers believed in something called participatory management (Rau-Foster, 2017). They felt they should have say in how the workplace flowed and how it was run. Below is a list is common characteristics of the Baby Boomers leadership styles: • Democratic • Believed in chain of command • Goal oriented • Create stability • Respect Loyalty Generation X Generation X (1965-1980) are taking hold in the workforce today (Schullery, 2013, p.235). The current age range for this generation is 28-43. This generation is known for Watergate, the energy crisis, end of the Cold War and Y2K. Generation X have many core values they adhere by. Some of those values include but are not limited to balance, fun, highly educated, seek life balance, think …show more content…

Their leadership style involved the use of team work. They believe that success should be a team effort rather than a sole effort. They would be blunt and honest about what they expected and wanted in the workplace from their superiors and their employees (Rau-Foster, 2017). One thing Generation X employees changed was the idea of job based rewards. This was not something that satisfied Generation X employees (Rau-Foster, 2017). They developed a work-life balance between themselves and their employees. Generation X were known to challenge what was the old ways of thinking (Rau-Foster, 2017). Generation Y Generation Y (1977-1994) are the forefront of our workforce today (Schullery, 2013, p.235). Currently there are 83.1 million individuals holding the Generation Y label (United States Census Bureau, 2015). Generation Y is known or the age of digital media and social media. Work Ethic Generation Y hold many core values when entering the workforce today. Some of those values include but are not limited to confident, optimistic, realism and highly tolerant (DeVaney, 2015, p. 11). Generation Y’s also enjoy the aspect of working in teams and are individualistic but also group oriented. Generation Y’s are innovative and think outside of the box and well as focus on change in the workplace using technology. Generation Y’s believe because of technology they can have more flexibly. Generation Y workers do not believe in working the long

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