Generations The generation’s project was a very interesting assignment. The project was designed with the intention for students to develop an understanding and expertise in the generations of people in the workforce and how it is important to understand the commonalities and differences between them. There are four generations currently at work in the marketplace. As learned during the research phase of this project the four generations are as follows: the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials. The generation that my group did our research on was the Baby Boomer group. I learned a lot of valuable information during the research phase of this project as it relates to, personal and professional traits, work ethic
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As students, freshmen come into high school knowing that they are hated by every upperclassmen in the school, with the exception of some friends and possibly family. The freshmen don’t understand why they are disliked, and most of the upperclassmen can’t tell you why they despise the freshmen, except for some unproved responses such as: “They’re annoying”, or “They’re so immature”. This sequence occurs every year. As the freshmen turn into upperclassmen, they too develop a hate for the incoming freshmen. This relationship is common on a larger scale as well; older generations view the younger generations as annoying, dumb, and immature. Dealing with three generations today, we have the omniscient Baby Boomers (1946-1964), impious
What if i were to ask you a question? What makes you capable to think about your answer? What do you think makes you capable of reading this paper? Do you remember learning skills you still use today like learning to talk or walk even think? What if i were to ask you to recall your favorite memory of your happiest or saddest day would you remember it clearly? Clearly your brain is at work in all these examples but how does your brain understand this jumble of words in this paper? I 'll explain how that works and how the brain of a certain generation can affect everything even the economy
The generational span is exceedingly larger today than in the prior history of our nation. The multiple generations consist of the veterans 1922-1945, the baby boomers 1946-1964, the generation X 1965-1981, and, the generation Y 1982-1999, in addition, upcoming millennial generation born 2000-2016 (Murray, 2013). There frequently are misconceptions and misunderstandings based on the differing perspectives of each generation. Moreover, as an effective leader, one must comprehend and acknowledge the characteristics of each generation and utilize these individualities to mentor and motivate the staff they are leading (Hendricks & Cope, 2012). In addition to considering the impact of the generational
America has about five generations that function in our society today, and they are Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and the Millennial. It is interesting the way that an age gap influences the thinking of millions of people in different generations. Different times and situations require that different strategies be put in place for the following generation. Solutions that worked for one generation may be less useful for the next, so sometimes, because of the age gap, these solutions cause disagreements. These various ideologies all have one goal, and that is to be successful. We will discuss the path of the Baby Boomers and Generation X in the workplace environment.
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.
Baby Boomers are a large generation who were born in the 1950’s and 1960’s, who in this generation are growing old. As they become older their attitudes about aging creates a new market in the world's countries. Although, some businesses are obsessed with youth, several companies seem visionless to the fact that their customers are the graying aging population. Some companies have started, with reservation to market and advertise to an older population and design products and services that meet their special needs. Few companies see the elderly as an exciting group to market to. However, most companies spend 95 percent of their marketing and advertising budgets on those who are 50 and under. In today’s generation of growing older the elderly population is much healthier and wealthier than past generations and has more time to spend their money. Several decades ago, most retirees had only a few years to live by the time they retired. Baby Boomers
Millennials and the older generations do have distant relationships in the workplace that needs a resolution to provide a productive and excited work environment that produces results. These critcism about Millennials Steve Gavatorta witness at his own work environment, he states, “One of the common issues I experience when working with clients, who are primarily Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers, involves Generation Y entering the workplace,” Gavatorta describes how he personally experience these objections daily about Generation Y in the workplace, and how the older generations protests about Generation Y and the communication barrier with technology, their sense of entitlement, and their work ethic. Generation Y’s differences compared to the
As the population of Canada ages different demands are put on the recreation and leisure service industry. The 'baby boomer' generation (born 1946 - 1964) have a different set of ideals and values compared to modern generations. This can often make it difficult to meet and plan around their needs. It is important to find out what type of leisure this group enjoys, what is beneficial to them, possible methods of education and their own individual expectations of leisure. The following articles will outline an in-depth understanding of these topics, and how they all work together to form a better future for this demographic.
One area of conflict that I personally have with the generation Xers is that they tend to work alone and don’t like collaborating with others. Growing up as a Millennial, I was given a lot of encouragement and have a tendency to voice my opinions. When trying to work on a project at work with a Generation Xer, I tend to get offended that they don’t want to collaborate and solve a problem together. However, when they do want to voice their opinion they have a tendency to question everything. I realized that in order for me to fix this area of conflict, I need to come to an understanding that not every Generation Xer acts like everyone else. In addition, not every generation will work well together, but understanding the strengths of each one will help me handle tasks at work more
Being assigned to various roles from subordinate to assigned leadership positions, I have noticed that the work environment and project teams are not constructed in a manner to capitalize on the strengths of the current generation that are entering the workplace. This is not only true for USAREC, but also most mainstream organizations. I have witnessed symptoms and the results from not understanding how to benefit from creating the environment to capitalize on generational traits dealing with the millennial.
As children become older, they start learning more and more about today's society - and how wrong it is. They learn about feminism, gender identities, politics, to name some things. The problem is that for the most part, the generations before us are the cause for problems, and those generations of course include our parents and teachers. When confronted about it, adults do not know how to be mature and lash out. They try to enact their authority by saying we should respect our elders, when they do not respect us. Respect needs to be earned, so of course it can be lost as well, which is what may happen to those older than us. Especially those so called "baby-boomers" often do not know that is is much harder for us than it was for them. A good
Just as Bennis believed and analyzed how events in one’s lifetime effects how people identify in their era, I believe this is very true as well. You can see it throughout history. For example our grandparents are very satisfied settling with a job that gives steady income and look to save lots to fulfill the need to feel safe. This can be understood because some of our grandparents or their parents saw the effects of the Great Depression on their lives, families, and society. Our grandparent’s generation in a way always lives in fear of this happening. In comparison, younger people that lived through 9/11, the crucible of my time, and are now becoming of age, live in the same fear as our grandparents. The only difference is what one generation
The generations that are in the work place currently are the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. The Silent Generation were born 1930-1945, the Baby Boomers were 1946-1964, Generation X was 1965-1979 and Generation Y or the Millennials were born from 1980-2000. (Devaney, 2015). Each generation has different traits attributed to them based on the differences of the environment they were raised in and what the work force was like when they entered it. Generation grew up with Vietnam whereas Baby Boomers grew up with economic success. (Devaney, 2015). These differences nurtured different traits which worked into different working values. For example, the Baby Boomers are generally thought to be workaholics whereas Millennials
With 50% of the population now 25 and younger, the millennial generation can no longer blame their parents for their woes. Economic disparity and human suffering are the new facts of life for millenials. Fortunately, for them 2015 marks the dawn of a new day. Millenials are projected to have finally outgrown their forefathers, in size, education and overall presence on earth. The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, is the tribe of digital natives best known for their ‘slacktivism’ and impossibly quick trends. Recognized by a technological sixth sense and indigeneity to the online world, millenials have lived to see a rapidly mounting technological progression. Shaped by international affairs more than ever before, millenials
Each generation has certain characteristics and values with which the members of it can identify. Members of Generation X highly value their job and family time; so they try to find a balance between these two aspects of their lives. Generation X are hardworking people, but they are