Generational Differences In Work Values: Generation X And Generation Millennials

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A review of the literature revealed that generational differences in work values can have a positive impact on organisational wellness and on individual organisational members. The older generations are said to value respect for hierarchy, and working hard to earn their due (McGuire, By & Hutchings, 2007). The generation X and generation Millennials however, grew up in the era of internet and instant gratification (McGuire, By & Hutchings, 2007), and thus value feedback so they know what they are doing right and what they need to work on (McGuire, By & Hutchings, 2007), and want to grow and develop and achieve seniority as soon as they can (Myers & Sadaghiani, 2010). Consistent with positive psychology, by learning from each other rather than increasing toxicity, younger generations can learn to respect hierarchy and to prove their worth, while older generations can learn to solicit and give more feedback. While Generation X and Millennials are more explicit about their desire for development and promotion and growth (Myers & Sadaghiani, 2010), learning activities are best made available to all the employees across the generations, making considerations to for example offer a more traditional learning setting and a more informal learning activity and allowing the employees to initiate their learning and choose which method would work best for them (Day, Kelloway & Hurrell, 2014). Providing development opportunities to all will mitigate the increased toxicity that would come

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