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Phase 3 Individual Project The Four Generations in the Work Place Jessica Bultema 1 Human Resource Management Phase 3 Individual Project Professor C. Dunn By: Jessica Bultema
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Phase 3 Individual Project The Four Generations in the Work Place Jessica Bultema 2 Currently there are four different generations in today’s work force, the Baby Boomers, the X-ers, the Y-ers, I and the Millennials. With four different generations working in today’s work force, there are four different perspectives being brought to the table. This means that there are four different work ethics and four different ways of completing tasks. In my report we are going to be discussing all four generations, what each bring to the work force and how it can benefit our company. Let’s begin with the Baby Boomer generation, they are the part of the work force that is the oldest and has the “pay your dues” ideals. Meaning that you are going to have to earn your place in the work force, they are not just going to hand it to you. However a lot of the Baby Boomers are retiring from the work force and becoming the supportive part of our economy. This generation is a generation that is generally defined by their work accomplishments, they generally only feel accomplished after they have put in long work weeks, and are the generation called workaholics (Kane, Baby Boomer, 2010). Most Baby Boomers are now in positions of authority; they hold positions like corporate leaders, law firm CEO’s, etc… (Kane, Baby Boomer, 2010) This generation brings us the idea of hard work and dedication, they are loyal to their companies and they expect that the company in turn is loyal to them. They are instilled with the ideals that making sacrifices for your career is a necessity; in short they have the ideal work ethic in the eyes of any company (Kane, Baby Boomer, 2010). This generation is very independent and does not need to be micro managed, they are self sufficient and can allows meet the dead lines given to them. The Baby Boomers are a generation that really make great managers or hold roles of authority extremely well. Next is what is called generation X-ers, this generation is the second oldest part of the work force. They are the first generation to grow up with computers and technology; they depend upon this knowledge greatly. They are very comfortable using things like PDA’s, cell phones, emails, and black berry’s they are the generation that works to live not lives to work. (Kane, Generation X, 2010) This generation brings
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