AC W10 Capitalizing on the Generational Gap in the Workplace

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Unformatted text preview: Capitalizing on the Generational Gap in the Workplace How many times have you heard yourself grumble about your youngest employees, "This generation just doesn't show respect anymore" or "They are so lazy" or "They always want perks before actually deserving them"? http://www.go2hr.ca/ForbrEmployers/Retention/GenerationsintheWorkplace retrieved March 11, 2010 If any of this sounds familiar, its because your business has begun to feel effect of four generations in the same workplace: the WWII generation, baby boomers, Generation X and Echo Boomers. Changing your negative perceptions will not only allow you to see the many positive attributes of this generation, but also keep you one step ahead of the generation game. The inevitable is the entrance into the workforce of this younger generation called the Echo Boomers. Also known as the Millennials, Nesters, Nexters, Generation Y, or Generation WHY, this group is often misunderstood and perceived negatively. But, its quite the contrary! Each and every generation has its own characteristics. Our attitudes and opinions formed by major events in our formative years shape our perception Each and every generation has its own characteristics....
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 1000345 taught by Professor Mccloud during the Fall '10 term at Mohawk College.

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