Workplace Traits Most Attributed to Generations
Veterans (a.k.a. Traditionalists, WWI Generation, born before 1945)
• Plan to stay with the organization over the long term.
• Respectful of organizational hierarchy.
• Like structure.
• Accepting of authority figures in the workplace.
• Give maximum effort.
Baby Boomers (born 1945-1964)
• Results driven.
• Retain what they learn.
Generation X (born 1965-1980)
• Technologically savvy.
• Like informality.
• Learn quickly.
• Seek work/life balance.
• Embrace diversity.
Nexters (a.k.a. Generation Y, born after 1980)
• Need supervision.