Gen Y: Multigenerational Workforce

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My current employer has multigenerational workforce from baby boomer to Gen Y. According to Shroer (n.d.) the baby boomer were born from 1945 to 1964, which would make the generation with 71 million people who were 20 years apart in age. The baby boomer life experience were completely different bonded by the Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations, the Civil Rights movements and the Vietnam War. Generation X were born from 1966 to 1976 sometimes referred to as lost generation with stereotype of first generation with “latchkey” kids, exposed to lots of daycare and divorce. Gen X is often characterized as high level of skepticism and some of the worst music to gain popularity. Also, Gen X has the best educated generation with 29% obtaining …show more content…

The study found Gen Y are tech savvy but not great team player, Gen X are entrepreneurial thinking but rank low on executive presence and boomers are team player and loyal but do not adapt so well (Giang, 2013). 78% of the responders agree member of Gen Y are believed to be the most tech savvy who know how to utilize social media to leverage opportunities. 68% of the responders agree that this young workers are most “enthusiastic” about their job. In contrast, Gen Y scored lowest on being team player, hardworking, and productive part of an organization. More Gen Y were interested in how to get a promotion compared to Gen X or Baby Boomers (Giang, 2013). 70% of the responders believed that Gen X are the most effective managers compared to Gen Y or Baby Boomers. Also, people in Gen X scored highest when it comes to revenue generator, possessing traits of adaptability, and collaboration. In contrast, Gen X scored lowest compared to the Gen Y and Baby Boomers in displaying executive presence and being cost effective. Gen X respondents ranked workplace flexibility as the most important perk and more likely to walk away from the current job if flexibility was not available (Giang,

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