Managing Multi Generation Workforce - A New Challenge

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MANAGING MULTI-GENERATION WORKFORCE – A NEW CHALLENGE IN I.T. INDUSTRY
By:
Nidhi Chandorkar
Bunts Sangha’s S.M. Shetty College of Science, Commerce & Management Studies,
Powai

ABSTRACT:
Today is the time which can be marked when we can see four generation rubbing their shoulders more or less happily under the same roof of an organisation. Though these generations show drastic variations in terms of their values, commitments, motivational factors, dissatisfiers, work environment, approach towards job etc., yet every generation has got some exceptional benefits for the organisation. Organisation cannot afford to value any of them less than the others. Talking about IT industry, we can hardly see anyone from the oldest generation who are called as the Traditionalists. As the IT sector has reached its forties you can find atleast three generations Baby-Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y joining hands for the success of the organisation.
Easier said than done, managing these three generation has given a tough time to the top managers. The industries have seen their employees below 25 years of age growing into more matured workforce and their changed focus have forced the Human Resource Managers to change their basic policies, which were initially made for care free employees recruited freshly from the campus. This situation has not only posed a challenge in terms of managing the differences but also making them work under same policy framework. This research work helps in…
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