Our new edited book “Managing the New Workforce: International Perspectives on the Millennial Generation” is now available for pre-order with an expected publication date of October 2012. Visit Edward Elgar for more information or to pre-order your copy.
Our data provides evidence of generational differences in terms of work priorities. The youngest generation, the Millennials, placed more importance on work characteristics that lead to self-improvement, as well as social aspects of the workplace. In contrast, the values of Generation X employees emphasized the need to find a balance between work and personal facets of life. Both Boomers and Matures were concerned with staying relevant in an ever-chaging work environment. However, these oldest two generations differed in that Boomers remained focused on advancement and achievement while Matures were striving to leave a lasting impression in their organizations.