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How is work force availability impacted by generational differences?

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1. How is work force availability impacted by generational differences?

The work force availability in high technological work arena is impacted differentially by generational differences. For example, a veteran or boomer would probably be less availably, than the generation X or Y.

The veterans are the oldest generation in the workplace, with members born actually between 1922 and 1943. The veterans, also called 'The Silent Generation', are the subjects of Tom Brokaw's recent book, The Greatest Generation. Members of this group grew up in hard times but triumphed over cataclysmic events such as the Great Depression and World War II.
Most veterans believe in the intrinsic value of work (they tend to derive satisfaction from work itself rather than the meaning in the work), favor obedience over individualism and understand self-sacrifice and 'making do'. Most have small town roots. When members of this group joined the workforce in the 1940s and '50s, there was a well-defined hierarchy, and roles for women were narrowly ...

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