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Generational Differences in the Workplace: Generation X

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Analyze the following scenario:

Bob Jackson is 44. He is the manager of operations for a mid-sized company. He is always working and many employees at work think that he is a workaholic. His goal is to become the company president before he turns 50. In which generational group would Bob fall? Explain your answer.

Traditionalist (Born 1900-1945)
Baby Boomers (Born 1946-1964)
Generation Xers (Born 1965-1980)
Millennials (Born 1981-1999)

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Generation Xers (Born 1965-1980): Intent on looking for career security rather than job security, Generation Xers believe it is critical to build a repertoire of skills and experiences they can take with them if they need to.

Bob would fall into generation X largely due to the fact ...

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1. Analyze the descriptions of generations from traditionalists to generation. Assess your own category and discuss the ways you agree and differ from the description, indicating which generation best describes you. Provide three (3) reasons and examples for your position.

2. Assume you have performed an analysis of your agency's workforce and have concluded that over 30% of employees will retire within the next 24 months and another 35% in five years. Currently, the workforce of 650 employees has 40% baby boomers and 60% Generation X-ers and Generation Y-ers. Your observations indicate that the baby boomers distrust the Generation X-ers and Y-ers, and that they also appear to disrespect the baby boomers. Recommend two (2) strategies you could implement to address and change this situation for the better. Provide a rationale for your views.

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