5278983-ASSE 4-MGNT 803 - ASSIGNMENT 4 GENERATIONAL...

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ASSIGNMENT 4 GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES MGNT803 Organizational Behavior and Management Trimester 1, 2016 Sydney Student name : Nguyen Thi Bich Nga Student ID : 5278983 Lecturetime : 10h30-12h30 Tuesday
NGUYEN THI BICH NGA | ID: 5278983 1. Introduction Over the years, the demographics of workforce is believed to have an important impact on work- related issues. In this report, generational differences in characteristics and motivation, work environment preferences and some other work issues are analyzed. In order to achieve better understanding of the problem, this report will summarize the key finding, synthesize 3 articles and thereof provide some critical analysis to facilitate readers with important insights about this topic. 2. Overview 2.1. Relationship between generational differences and work criteria Popular media and press tend to believe that the generational differences play an important part in forming work-related issues. However, Costanza et al 2012 conducted a quantitative review of previous research on generational differences in work-related attitudes which showed a different view. The study expressed his opinion about four generations: Traditional, Baby Boomer, Generation X, Millennial on three work-related categories: job satisfaction, commitment, turnover intention. The nature of this research discussed the relationship between work-related issues and generational cohorts which is proved to be minimal regarded that work - related criteria are largely attributed to other contributors. In terms of job satisfaction, older generations are partly more satisfied with their job than younger generations but the figure is varied. Similarly, referring to organizational commitment and the turnover intention, there still be a small difference between chronological age. Consequently, the older generation seem to be more loyal to the organization which leads us to believe that the outcome variables are highly affected by other contributors excluding chronological age. Since all three patterns above are inconsistent and irregular, the results obviously do not support the hypothesis of the differences mentioned above.

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