In the essay, “The Beat Up Generation”, by Abby Ellin (2014), within several discussions she explores and discusses the division and differences among generations that differ by age group starting with the baby boomers to the GenXers leading up to the generation today, the millennials. She uses factual evidence, examples, studies, and stereotypes to show how millennials are highly criticized by the older generations although they are better to adapt and needed in the changing world. The purpose of the essay is to point out these differences and criticism amongst the generations, how predecessor generations misunderstand the millennial generation. The intended audience refers to any individual that falls into the each generation.
Businesses have reported challenges in integrating the Generation Y employees into the Baby Boomer culture. The Generation Y, also known as the Millennials form the latest generation of workers entering the job market. However, dealing with them is quite complex, which means managers balance both the expectations of the millennials and company objectives to achieve optimal performance and productivity. This report seeks to provide insight on recruitment, management, and retention of the Generation Y employees to Baxter Electronics, a Chicago-based software manufacturer. This report will also discuss the characteristics of the Millennials and provide recommendations for managing and retaining them in the workforce.
The generation of the Baby Boomers began at the end of World War II. Born between January 1, 1946 and December 31, 1963 the assassination of John F. Kennedy was a defining moment that brought the end of the generation and began Generation X. Between 1946 and 1963, 76 million baby boomers were born. As of 2012, nearly 11 million had died leaving just over 65 million boomers today. (Pollard and Scommegna)
Baby boomers are a great generation from 1940 to 1950 and there are millions of them. Almost exactly nine months after World War II ended, “the cry of the baby was heard across the land,” and that’s exactly what everyone did. Over 76 million kids were born during this period, making it the fastest population growth ever. That generation also makes up over 40% of the US population, which at this time are still the largest generation. The baby boomers have had a major effect on the whole nation. This generation has had powerful effects on social security, health care, social change, and music.
Through a series of in-depth interviews Irene Bolemraad gathers enough information to argue that the process in which immigrant families decide to participate in protests (such as the 2006 immigrant right rallies) could be reversed in a way where the younger members of the household are the ones to influence the parents to mobilize. Bolemraad is able to conclude this by a model called bidirectional political socialization that demonstrate through intergenerational communication and interactions that it’s possible to influence family members to become politically engaged. Participation increases when information is gathered from these sources as well as other networks such as schools, churches work places, and
As a nurse there is a responsibility to make sure the client has the information necessary to make decisions regarding their health and the health of their family. The primary goal of maternity nursing is to optimize the health and well-being of the mother and the baby. This will be an individualized teaching plan for the prenatal client. The stage of growth and development are described with support from literature. An assessment of the client’s learning need and readiness to learn will be done. Two educational needs will be appropriately identified, as well as learning objectives. Educational content that applies to the educational needs will be developed and an explanation of how that content is delivered will be given. In this
“The Beat (Up) Generation: Millennials’ Attitudes about Work” is an article written by Abby Ellin and published in Psychology Today. It talks about the generation born between 1982 and 2004, how they react to working around the older generation and why they are hated by the older generation.
The way children grow up has been changing forever. Today’s children has had a tremendous effect from technology as well as historical events. My cohort of 1998 is completely different from one that was 20 or 30 years ago, because technology has been advancing so quickly that everything from entertainment to work life have all been influenced in some type of way. Major events in history have also played a big role, due to laws changing, wars and diseases. With the combination of technological advancements and key events in history, cohorts have differed from my generation, to my parents’ generation and even the current generation of today’s children.
Many organizations have recognized that the workforce is changing and they are working to create a work environment in which diversity and difference are valued and in which employees can work to their fullest. They are dealing with the problems that arise when people in the workplace communicate. Businesses must be aware of the impact of cultural
In “The New Greatest Generation,” Joel Steins focuses on his opinion that millennials are “lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow”(Stein). Stein argues that millennials are narcissistic and self-entitled. Also, that technology is weakening millennials brains. He believes that with each generation it get lazier. But Steins argument is unconvincing because it is based on personal bias and uncited references. Stein incorrectly assumes that millennials are simply lazy.
Millennials are a part of demographic cohort causing changes in the workplace. Individuals born between 1980 and 2000 are considered Millennials .They are currently the largest generations that will be joining the workforce as Baby Boomer are starting to retire. In a few short years, Millennials will soon make up about 70% of the workforce, however their generation has stirred up some controversy as they start their careers and enter the workforce.
A millennial is the title of anyone who is born after 1984. The author, Simon Sinek, is not a millennial, but does express his opinion in his informal lecture, “Millennials in the Workplace.” Sinek argues that all of the millennial’s issues stem from bad parenting, technology, impatience, and the environment and their long lasting effect the workplace. The only way to resolve the problem is to have corporate environments take responsibility and train the new employees to their standards. It is reasonable to agree with a majority of Sinek’s argument, but a corporation does not need to overcompensate; it is best to give millennials a push in the right direction and let them experience the world with the proper tools and skills necessary.
Diversity at workplace is one of the prominent issues in today’s world. It is the challenging issue that managers face to manage at the workplace. But it gives the highest output if properly managed. By managing the workplace diversity, companies can increase the overall efficiency that results in higher output. Besides, it enhances the image of the company to become ‘Employers of Choice’. Although high level diversity can be seen in large companies, small companies are also enjoying diversity now days.
One should note here that the history turns back to the 1960, where first "baby boomers" appeared. Then, as the time went on, people started to notice the difference in attitude and relations, therefore scientists tried to divide people into groups of different generations. There, we can distinguish some of the main different stages, such as Baby boomers, gen X, millennial, gen z and etc. Each group belongs to its own timeline, which must be followed; it is divided by its language use, technological influences, language brokering, workplace attitudes, generational consciousness, intergenerational living and demographics.