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Unformatted text preview: eration Demographics n=5057 83 Divergence Across Generations: More Important Terminal Values  Gen Y: An exciting life, a sense of accomplishment, equality, freedom, true friendship  Gen X: Family security, inner harmony, mature love and pleasure  Boomers: A comfortable life, health, salvation, self-respect, wisdom 84 Divergence Across Generations: More Important Instrumental Values  Gen Y: Ambitious, broadminded, independent, intellectual, loving, self-controlled  Gen X: Capable, courageous, helpful, logical  Boomers: Forgiving, honest, loyal, responsible 15 pleasure  Boomers: A comfortable life, health, salvation, self-respect, wisdom 84 Divergence Across Generations: More Important Instrumental Values  Gen Y: Ambitious, broadminded, independent, intellectual, loving, self-controlled  Gen X: Capable, courageous, helpful, logical  Boomers: Forgiving, honest, loyal, responsible 85 Convergence Across Generations: Values in Top 5  Terminal Values: Family security, freedom, health  Instrumental Values: Honest, responsible  Results indicate that very important goals for all are taking care of family, having independence and free choice and that all would pursue these goals by being sincere and truthful, dependable and reliable. 86 Convergence Across Generations: Unimportant Values  Terminal Values: A world at peace, a world of beauty, national security, social recognition  Instrumental Values: Imaginative, obedient, polite  Results indicate that adults across all three generations had little concern about war and threats to national security, little interest in aesthetics, and required little recognition from their peers. 87 A Generation Gap Does Exist  Generational value differences do exist and these differences influence attitudes and behaviors.  Managers must meet the challenge of leading each generation differently in order to achieve high performance outcomes.  Age diversity is important to work teams. 88 Gen Y Snapshot  Motivated by excitement, accomplishment, independence and free choice, close companionship and a desire for equality.  Higher value on being ambitious and broadminded....
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