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Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work by Tamara Erickson

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10. make a multigenerational workforce work for you

Why do they do what they do?

Today, you are sharing the workplace with individuals from three other generations, each shaped by markedly different teen experiences and now approaching work with diverse assumptions about how the world works and what they want from life:

  • The Traditionalists: Born between 1928 and 1945
  • The Boomers: Born between 1946 and 1964
  • Generation X: Born between 1965 and 1979

The backgrounds that shaped these generations have significant implications for the role that work plays in their lives, what they expect to receive from the work experience, and how they are likely to judge your actions and performance, fairly or not. Rather than be frustrated by these differences, ...

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