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Generational Differences in the Workplace: Personal Values, Behaviors, and Popular Beliefs
Journal of Diversity Management
  • Regina A. Greenwood, Nova Southeastern University
  • Jane Whitney Gibson
  • Edward F. Murphy
Document Type
Article
Date
1-1-2010
ISSN or ISBN
1558-0121
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Description
This paper uses popular and academic literature to describe the distinguishing characteristics that differentiate Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y. The authors then further examine these differences by comparing the results of a survey of 5,057 members of these cohorts, using the Rokeach Value Survey, to the previously generated profiles. Both terminal and instrumental values of the respondents were analyzed. Results generally confirm the popular profiles and suggest that managers should take these profiles into consideration when leading, motivating, and communicating with employees belonging to these generations.
Citation Information
Regina A. Greenwood, Jane Whitney Gibson and Edward F. Murphy. "Generational Differences in the Workplace: Personal Values, Behaviors, and Popular Beliefs" Journal of Diversity Management Vol. 4 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 1 - 8
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/regina-greenwood/77/