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Write a contemporary work cohort analysis in the form of a employee profile for a boomer. Answer the following questions in your answer.

1. What are my dominant work values? (List these in the profile)

2. What influences can I identify as having shaped my values? Include some personal background in your explanation. For example, if you are a self-reliant Nexter, what do you think has caused you to be self-reliant? You may write, "I am a self-reliant Nexter because I like to complete projects with groups and I have a high degree of personal confidence."

3. Speculate how your work values may change as you get older.

I can write the profile myself, but I need help with each of the questions for ideas. Thank you.

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Hi,

Interesting question! One approach to help you with a question like this one is to provide an illustrative example of work values and characteristics associated with the boomer generation, which you can then draw on for your final copy. This is the approach this response takes.

Employees from different generations clearly display different work values and characteristics, but one cannot apply a topology 'statically' to all people, as there are many individual differences amongst age cohorts. However, many values are common among the Boomers. Let's take a closer look at one list of work values and characteristics by Rebecca Laudicina, PhD (n.d), who found through a case study that specific work values and characteristics associated with the four cohorts (e.g., Veterans (1922 - 1942), Boomers (1943-1960), Xers (1961-1981), Millennials (1982-2000). Thus, cohorts are closed populations defined and bounded by their timepoints of entry, often but not necessarily at birth.

A. Write a contemporary work cohort analysis in the form of an employee profile for a boomer. Answer the following questions in your answer:

1. What are my dominant work values? (List these in the profile.)

This is straightforward. It is asking you to list your dominant work values. Do you know what they are? Let's look at the following illustrate example to help you formulate your own list for the final profile.

Boomers are a work cohort defined and bounded by the years 1943-1960 (Laudicina, n.d). For the cohort of Boomers (ages 45-62), Laudicina (n.d.) found the following values and work ...

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In reference to a contemporary work cohort analysis in the form of a employee profile for a boomer, this solution identifies dominant work values, the influences that shape values and how work values may change as a person gets older through illustrative examples. Supplemented with a highly informative article about employee characteristics by generation.

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