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This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ By Fathmath  Malaaha Shujau Generation Gap in Workplace
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This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ Table of contents Table of contents ................................................................... 2 1.0Introduction ..................................................................... 2 1.1Diversified Workplace ....................................................... 3 1.2Generations ......................................................................... 3 1.3Baby Boomers ..................................................................... 3 1.4Gen-Xers ............................................................................. 4 1.5Nexters ................................................................................ 4 2.0Discussion ........................................................................ 5 2.1Values and Characteristics of Generations ..................... 5 2.2The Conflict ........................................................................ 8 2.3Maturity .............................................................................. 9 2.4Attitude ............................................................................... 9 2.5Leadership ........................................................................ 10 2.6Technology ........................................................................ 11 2.7Work Environment .......................................................... 12 2.8Commitment and Loyalty ................................................ 13 3.0Conclusion ..................................................................... 14 4.0References ...................................................................... 14 1.0 Introduction This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ 2
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This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ 1.1 Diversified Workplace The diversity of modern workplaces is continuing to change dramatically. One of the factors contributing to this diversity is younger workers playing a greater role in the workplace. Today’s workforce can be divided into three distinct generational groups of people. There are the Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and Nexters. Different generations bring different values to the workplace and this creates a lot of tension and conflicts in the workplace. Difficulties of ethics, ambitions, views, mind-sets, demographics, and generations in conflict are some of the major complexities faced in the workplace. There are generation gaps in terms of perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors and they can be difficult to reconcile in the workplace. 1.2 Generations To explain these generational gap and the different values it bring into the workplace, I will be looking at Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and Nexters. 1.3 Baby Boomers The Baby boomer is a term used to describe a person who was born during the Post-World War II baby boom between 1946 and 1964. This group currently makes up the largest This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ 3
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This document was downloaded from Coursework.Info - The UK's Coursework Database - http://www.coursework.info/ portion of the workforce, but they are quickly approaching retirement age. Their serious work ethic and workaholic tendencies may lead a vast number of Baby Boomers to remain in the workforce for an extended period of time. They are optimistic, and they hope to redefine the idea of retirement, with over a third of them planning to work at least part time, mainly to support hobbies and interests outside their original career paths. 1.4 Gen-Xers Gen-Xers is a term used to describe generations born between the approximate years of 1965 to 1981. This generation has been described as rebellious and skeptical of authority, having grown up amidst great social change. Their parents’ work-to-live mentality caused this generation to value work/life balance. Their entrance into the workforce
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