AC W10 Generations Different Needs In Workplace

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In the workplace, different generations have different needs Central Penn Business Journal , Sep 14, 2007 by Pierce, Richard GUEST COLUMN http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa5295/is_200709/ai_n21258606/ Walk into almost any business today and one thing will become immediately apparent: the great diversity of today's workforce. One aspect of this diversity is the generational differences among today's workers. According to experts, for the first time in history, we are seeing members of four distinct generations" working together, and often experiencing clashes in both attitudes and values. Referred to by many different names, the four generations represented in today's workforce have been identified as "Traditionalists" - born between 1925 and 1946, "Baby Boomers" - born between 1946 and 1963, "Generation X" - born between 1963 and 1981, and "Generation Why" - born between 1981 and 2000. Learning what they need and how best to communicate with these distinct generations can eliminate many confrontations and misunderstandings between workers and management. The major events and historical conditions each of us experience as we grow up have a significant influence on both our attitudes and behaviors. Different generations typically share fads, historical events, music, technology, heroes and other cultural experiences. Think back: Can you recall major historical events that occurred while you were growing
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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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