Organizational_Behavior_Meets_Generation_X_and_Y

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Unformatted text preview: least 3 times – “We want you to have a life.” • Stress upcoming dramatic organizational changes • Encourage a learning inventory at the end of each day • Stress the importance of training; however, keep the training materials brief and easy to read The Myths surrounding Gen X The Myths surrounding Gen X • They’re materialistic. – Many are struggling to make ends meet. This generation is probably the American generation that probably will not replicate or improve on their parents’ lifestyle. They worry that they will not have the money to pay for a house and children’s education. They want to get out of debt. While money is important to them, material wealth and status items are largely scorned. • Adapted from Claire Raines, Beyond Generation X (Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications, 1997) The Myths surrounding Gen X The Myths surrounding Gen X • They’re whiners. – Gen Xers face some rather daunting challenges – college loans, skyrocketing health care costs – yet most are philosophical about the problems they are inheriting. • Adapted from Claire Raines, Beyond Generation X (Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications, 1997) The Myths surrounding Gen X The Myths surrounding Gen X • They have a “you owe me” attitude. – No more so than any other generation. • Adapted from Claire Raines, Beyond Generation X (Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications, 1997) The Myths surrounding Gen X The Myths surrounding Gen X • They’re not willing to work hard. – In interviews, Gen Xers consistently tell us they are willing to work very hard. They don’t want to be taken advantage of, though. Many believe it’s unfair to expect a seventy­hour week for forty hours of pay. And, as a generation, they’re committed to having a life beyond work. • Adapted from Claire Raines, Beyond Generation X (Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications, 1997) The Myths surrounding Gen X The Myths surrounding Gen X • They’re living on easy street. – In the 1950s, young homeowners could make the monthly mortgage payment by using 14 percent of their income. Today it takes 40 percent. And today, folks older than sixty will get back about $200 for every $100 they put into Social Security. Gen Xers will lose more than $100 for every $450 they contribute. • Adapted from Claire Raines, Beyond Generation X (Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications, 1997) Do not make the mistake of buying Do not make the mistake of buying into the media stereotype of this group… • Once again, these are the latch­key kids all grown up… • This group grew up with task lists to be completed with minimal supervision… • “Quality time” is a part of their lexicon – make it worthwhile when you have their attention… • Make it clear “what’s on the test?” Style of management? Style of management? • This group, while understanding a need for conformity in healthcare, and respectful of legitimate authority, wants to see referent power in action Generation Y (1980 ­ ) Generation Y...
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