The Changing Nature of Work: The Multi-generational Workplace: A New Generation Gap

Source: Perspectives on Work, Vol.13 no. 2, Winter 2010
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In “The Changing Nature of Work: The Multi-generational Workplace: A New Generation Gap?” series, our authors look at the world of work today and write about internal workplace relations, challenges, and knowledge transfer, as well as the implications for the workforce delaying retirement (and saving Social Security). While each author may use different terms and definitions for the generations–for example, “Traditionalists” versus “the Silent Generation,” and
“Millennials” versus “Generation X”–each provides a valuable perspective on this workplace phenomenon.

Articles include:
– My Generation, Your Technology, and Our Workplace by Betty Barrett
– The Looming Twenty-First Century Generation Gap: Economic Challenges Facing Younger Workers by David Yamada
– Knowledge Transfer from Baby Boomers to Generations X and Y: Air Traffic Controllers in the United States by Fred Poker
– Working Effectively across the Generations by Eileen B. Hoffman
– Saving Social Security by Delaying Retirement: Implications for the Workforce by Garth Mangum, Stephen Mangum, and Jonathan Mangum
– The Twenty-First Century Organization: Easing the Generational Divide? by Terry Flynn

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