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    The question of what’s wrong with the new generation comes up quite often in this age. Well this may seem like a matter of opinion in most aspects, economically, research has shown that the new generation just isn’t pulling their weight as much as their ancestors did. What I mean by new generation is generation born between the early 1980s and late 1990s. This generation is commonly referred to as generation y or the millennials. Research has shown that due to poor economy that this generation…

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    The world today if filled with a vast amount of complex technologies that previous generations did not have access to. This is called the information age, and depending on a person’s viewpoint, it is either proclaimed the greatest revolution in the expansion and distribution of knowledge, or ridiculed for creating a harmful environment with too many distractions. Critics of the information age agree with the latter and have extended that statement to claim that “those under age thirty constitute…

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    A millennial is a person born between 1981 and 1995, making the age range 20 to 35. There are 83 million millennials that make up the United States population, more than any other generation (Babin & Harris, p. 207). Not only are millennials the first digital natives, they are connected more socially, have less money to spend, are burdened with debt but also have different priorities. Millennials play video games, instant message, download music, watch television online and use social media…

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    Every generation is separated by a group of years. Within a certain set of time, a significant amount of information can develop or change. A few years after the Great Depression the Baby Boomers generation started, from 1946 to 1964. Many things were invented and a lot of things were improved upon. Between the years 1996- 2010 Generation Z stepped into the spotlight. Even though, start to finish there is a 64-year difference between the oldest and youngest of these two generations, there is…

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    • Generations, Inc.: From Boomers to Linksters- Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work by Megan Johnson and Larry Johnson Chapter Eight: Old Dogs Have Lots to Offer: Signposts for the Traditional Generation and Chapter Nine: Managing the Traditional Generation For the most part, it is safe to state that the act of loyalty, volunteerism, and service greatly defines how the Traditionalist generation continues to have an essential role in today’s society. For example, the act of…

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    People such as Mark Bauerlein have begun to claim that our generation is the “dumbest” generation. If he means that we are more silent than previous generations, that statement would be correct. We tend to spend our time writing and communicating through technology, whether it be social media or texting. Therefore we are fairly silent...from our mouths. While preceding generations may claim that we are the “dumbest” generation, we are actually much more advanced than they were and on the brink…

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    An increasing number of young adults are part of the sandwich generation, meaning they are caring for both a parent and a child, and often times, more than one of each. While it's more common for those in their 40's and 50's to be a part of this generation, more and more 20-somethings are becoming a part of this group as well. Unlike your older counterparts who have been rising the career ladder and are more likely to be in a better financial position, 20-somethings aren't in much of a position…

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    There is no need to explain how important it is to manage four generations in the workplace. About where to start from and how to do it we will try to cover in the next few pages. The four distinct generational groups in today’s workforce are Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. The Traditionalist Generation, also known as the Silent Generation, the Greatest Generation, or the Veterans comprises employees and retirees born between 1928 and 1945 (Taylor, P., & Keeter, S…

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    I am a millennial. Generation Y; we are considered the global generation and mostly known for our narcissism and sense of entitlement. To most, the word “millennial” comes with many negative connotations associated with millennials in the workforce. It may be because of our access to so much technology growing up, or because we’re the first generation where every child gets a trophy for just showing up. No matter the origin of these stereotypes, I feel as though I break them and I hope that I am…

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    After years of living in the shadows of previous generations, the millennial generation has suddenly taken over society. This takeover hasn’t come easy however, as older members of society have imprinted stereotypes on its imminent successors that have given them a bad reputation. Despite the negative connotations attached to Generation Y, some understand the demographic and see past the stereotypes. Sam Tanenhaus, the writer of the article “Generation Nice” is one of these people. In the…

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