Generational Differences in the Workplace: Personal Values, Behaviors, and Popular BeliefsJournal of Diversity Management
ISSN or ISBN1558-0121
DescriptionThis 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 InformationRegina 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
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