The Characteristics Of Generation X And Generation

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Chapter Two

Introduction & Purpose
Motivation is the word derived from the word ’motive’ which means, needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals. It is the process of stimulating people to action to accomplish the goals. In the work goal context the psychological factors stimulating the people’s behavior can be desire for money, success, recognition, job-satisfaction, teamwork, etc. (Bolles, R. C. 1975.) We have certain needs or wants these terms will be used interchangeably, and this causes you to do certain thing's behavior, which satisfy those needs satisfaction, and this can then change which needs/wants are primary either intensifying certain ones, or allowing you to move on to other ones. People seem to have different wants. In chapter two we take a look at various characteristics of Generation X and Generation starting with their backgrounds (Bolles, R. C. 1975).

Review of the Literature

Generation X
Gen Xers learned independence early in life and turned it into a valuable hallmark as they progressed in the working world. Just as Gen Xers were about to hit the workforce to make their mark in the world, the economic decline at the end of the 1980s occurred. (“Managing generation X: How to bring out the best in young talent,” 2001) Suddenly the future looked crowded. Competition for jobs was tight. The American dream had changed. For the first time in history, this generation was being told that they would not be able to replicate the lifestyles of
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