Generations in the Workplace

Source: Laura Putre, Trustee, Vol. 66 no. 2, February 2013
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Hospitals find creative ways to support staff from four generations…Each generation brings different expectations for their careers and their personal lives. Each has its own work habits, life goals and attitudes shaped largely by the social and historical eras in which they came of age. Understanding their differences is critical for hospitals to recruit and retain the best talent and to ensure that tensions that are bound to arise do not interfere with organizational operations….