The Baby Boomers Generation

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There are many challenges facing managers and leaders in current workforce. The variety of cultures, races and generations in today’s environment is making work harder. “Managing will also get even more difficult because of globalization, multi-generational workforce, dependency on technology, unethical behaviors and practices.” (Kaifi,2013,pg.217). In this paper I will talk about the three generations that we have had over the past sixty years – the Baby Boomer Generation, Generation X and the current Generation Y, known as Millennials. This rich mix of generations in the workforce can be attributed primarily to labor shortages experienced in many industries and the rising average age of retirement.
First, let us talk about Baby Boomers. It is not unusual for Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) like to be in control. Moreover, it is understandable why because they have years of experience. Baby Boomers attempt to develop a spirit of friendship with team members whose on-the-job experience is very small. Members of the Baby Boom Generation tend to have a strong work ethic, good communication skills, and emotional maturity. “The Baby Boomers are also one of the most educated generations.”(Colquitt, Lepine, &Wesson,2011,p.85) Boomers continue to hold most of the power and control. Trained as thinkers, they will continue to have surprising influence on the workplace for at least another two decades and this is why it is important to balance their input by clearly

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