Understanding and Managing Four Generations in Today's Workplace With Emphasis on the Coming of Age of the Millennial Generation
Date of Award
Master of Professional Studies
Leadership & Organizations
Baby Boomers; Generation X, Xers; Generational Strengths and Weaknesses; Generations in the Workplace; Managing based on generational characteristics; Millennials; Reverse Mentoring; Social Media; Traditionalists
The intent of this project is to provide insight for business leaders about the four generations comprising today's workforce. The four generations found in the workplace today are Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. This project defines each of these generations, identifies strengths and weaknesses of each generation and identifies areas in which these generations may experience disconnect in the workplace. There are suggestions about small changes in the way these generations are managed which can effectively reduce disconnect among the generations-an important step toward increasing productivity and engaging Millennials. This project is structured in such a way that it can be used as a tool and resource for implementing social media and different forms of mentoring.
Mayes, Shannon, "Understanding and Managing Four Generations in Today's Workplace With Emphasis on the Coming of Age of the Millennial Generation" (2010). University College: Leadership and Organizations Capstones. 25.