Lesson 4 Workforce Diversity
3.6. Lesson Four: Technology
Welcome to Lesson 4: Technology. This lesson will briefly discuss how technology has advanced over the generations, the comfort level each generation has with technology, and how the use of itits use eaffects the way each generation views the othersmanner in which the varied ‘generations’ interact.
3.6.2. Changes through the Generations
Each generation has witnessed a lotdrastic of technological changesadvances, from film and radio to telephone and cars. When the Traditionalists were young, cars were scarce …show more content…
For example, when electricity became available in homes in 1873, it took nearly 50 years before it was the homes of at least a quarter of the population, while the Internet became available for the home in 1981, and it only took seven years for a quarter of the population to have it in their homes. With the rapidly changing face of technology through the years, it’s not a surprise that each generation has a different comfort levels with …show more content…
Tara accepts the explanation and makes a mental note to not judge the younger workers immediately when she sees them on their phones .
3.6.6. Impact on Communication
Thanks to the speed that technology allows tasks to be completed, mainly Millennials, but also members of Generation X, have become adept multitaskers, spending a great deal of time on their phones and personal computers, leading the Traditionalists and the Baby Boomers to see the younger generations as lacking in focus and somewhat lazy. Millennials and members of Generation X, on the other hand, often view the Traditionalists and the Baby Boomers as technological dinosaurs when they are unable to keep up with and understand new technology that comes into the workplace