Cultural generations

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  • Generation X: A Cultural Analysis

    I grew up in the Era of 1960- 1980’s called Generation X also known as the Post World War II baby boomers. Our values as an individual were being pushed by adults that we must take on a new role of independence. As I was growing up, gas was only $ .35 a gallon and increased to $.90 (Classic70’s, 2012). As a child we could purchase candy bars for $ .25 and the famous bubble gum was on .02. We grew up shopping at local stores such as T.G. & Y and groceries stores name Piggly Wiggly. Elvis Presley the King of Rock and Roll career was booming and Disco music such a “Boogie Oogie Oogie” was the theme of this era and new style in dancing on American Band Stand and roller skating. With the era of Generation X, it was a big paradigm shift for women.…

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  • Business Leadership Trends

    the different generation of leaders do differ in opinions on how to transpose a company’s workforces as they move into the future. Most of these core disputes are noted in the trends that occur during that generations tenured. As the work environment changes it is increasingly difficult to obtain the happiness of many employees, without compromising the productivity and moral of the company. It is essential that leaders acknowledge the differences and create mechanisms that provide a cohesive…

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  • Cultural Differences Between Different Family Generations

    I am a Caucasian, over forty, middle class, Christian American female; technically a third generation American of Multicultural European Caucasian decent (I do not find it politically incorrect to label myself Caucasian and will refer to that status as white). Growing up I was called a mutt by my family members for all the different nationalities that I was mixed with; Austrian, Czechoslovakian, Irish, Russian, Lithuanian, Slavic or Polish (not exactly sure). On my mother’s side, my maternal…

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  • Baby Boomers Research Paper

    the persons employed in the workforce. Because each generation has differs from the next there are challenges in managing the four generations of persons employed in today’s workplace. It becomes crucial that managers and employee alike realize the ways in which the needs of each group of persons differ from the others in order to understand their strengths and weaknesses (Bartley, 2007, pp.26 & 28). My organization is made up of four generations which you will see presented on the graph.…

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  • Multigenerational Diversity In Nursing

    workforce is a unique situation for health care organizations today. Having three distinct generations working together to provide safe and effective patient care presents many challenges. Each generation possesses their own characteristics, values, beliefs, communication styles, and commitment to team work (American Hospital Association [AHA], 2014). The three generations were influenced by the collective experiences of their generation, both socially and culturally. This has shaped the way…

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  • Levinson's Theory Of Adult Development

    Levinson (1986) through a series of thorough interviews with both men and women developed a comprehensive theory of adult development. He proposed a theory based on a series of phases that adults’ experience as they develop. The highlight of Levinson’s theory is the life structure, which is the fundamental pattern of a person’s life at any particular time. An individual's life structure is generally formed by the social and physical surroundings, where for most individuals, life is primarily…

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  • The G. I Generation In The 20th Century

    The concept of generation has evolved throughout times, expanding globally and socially on a vast area of interest. The global generations have encountered major traumatic events which are now historical in the 20th century. In fact, the growth of global communication, broadcast, and technology has enhanced the way people communicate from national wide standpoint. As well as technology itself, varies of device such as television, radio, automobiles have been invented during those times to make…

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  • The Gender/Generational Interview On Gender In The Classroom

    Interview Paper For the gender/generational interview paper I chose to interview my father-in-law, Mike Andridge. Mike is part of Generation X, he is a health teacher at a middle school in Plymouth, MI, and a majority of his co-workers are women. For this reason, I chose to ask him many questions about gender in the workplace. The questions I chose to ask relate to the materials that we have read and discussed throughout the semester. It was very interesting to hear all of Mike’s views and…

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  • The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Millennial Workplace

    It is clear that there is a large difference between Millennials and other generations present in the workplace. Millennials are programmed and pressured, they are sheltered, look for structure and instant feedback, have complete confidence in their future, and fear risk and dread failure (Howe). In general there is a difference in the way different generations grew up, the Silent Generation or the Baby Boomers had to worry and deal with many different things that the Millennials have been…

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  • Generational Diversity Case Study

    from different generations and cultures. Generations are categorized by age groups such as Silents, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennial (Generation Y). Baby Boomers are born between 1946 and 1964, Generation X between 1965 and 1980 and Millennials are born after 1980 (American Management Association, 2014). Generational diversity do have benefits which include job appeal, and increase productivity. However, it has created various issues such as employee value, attitude, and style of…

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