Viewpoint: Geezers, Grungers, GenXers, and Geeks: A Look at Workplace Generational Conflict

DiRomualdo, Tony
October 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;Oct2006, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p18
Academic Journal
The article discusses the author's findings on generational conflicts in the workplace. The author found that workers of all generations in a group of workshop participants saw positive aspects of intergenerational relationships more frequently than negative aspects. Positive aspects of intergenerational workplace relationships include working effectively together, learning from each other, and a balance of perspectives between different age groups. Negative aspects of intergenerational workplace relationships include conflicts about working hours, communication breakdowns, and disparities in technology reliance. Younger workers were more apt to see intergenerational differences than older workers. Advice to managers on how to relieve tensions between different generations is provided.


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