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X, Y, Boom! How 4 Generations Work Together

For the first time in American history, we have four generations in the workforce. Which generation are you?

  • Radio, Television, Video Games, or YouTube
  • Is Bing a singer or a Search Engine?
  • Write, Call, Email, or Text
  • Superman, Wonderwoman, Mr. T, or Ninja Turtles
  • Rotary, Touchtone, Beeper, or Cell
  • World War II, Vietnam, Cold War, or War on Terror
  • Is a tablet a writing pad or an iPad?
  • Cornflakes, Rice Krispies, Cap’n Crunch, or Reese’s Puffs
  • Anything stick out to you? Whether you identify yourself as a Traditional, a Baby Boomer, or part of Generation X or Y, there are events and practices that shape our coming of age and affect our work values and behaviors. According to a survey by Lee Hecht Harrison,

  • More than 60% of employers say they experience tension between the generations
  • More than 70% of older workers are dismissive of younger workers' abilities
  • Nearly 50% of younger workers are dismissive of older workers' abilities
  • But, are we really all that different? Do we clash, co-exist, or collaborate for a better future? Understanding our generational differences and similarities will allow us to feel more fulfilled at work and help employers better manage high-performing, results-driven teams.

    Come learn more about this fascinating phenomenon this Thursday, June 27 @ 12:00 in the Business and Job Center.

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