Summary of Generations Inc.
From Boomers to Linksters – Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work
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From great-grandma to junior: managing five generations in the workplace
For the first time in US history, five generations populate the workplace. They range from the eldest “Traditionals” born before 1945 to the youngest “Linksters” born after 1995. Sandwiched in between are “Baby Boomers, Generation X” and “Generation Y.” Intergenerational specialists Meagan Johnson (Gen X) and her father Larry Johnson (Boomer) offer point and counterpoint examples from their personal and professional backgrounds as part of their innovative model for managing across the ages. While the research is specific to the United States, getAbstract believes international managers can also absorb some useful ideas from this fascinating book and recommends it to managers and workers who want to bridge the generation gap.
In this summary, you will learn
- How five generations of workers shape the US workplace,
- How to recognize their individual strengths and limits, and
- How to manage each generation.
Comment on this summary
2 years agoI really like the discussion of the multiple generations. I like the basic principles of good management and the five management models. You are reminded that each generation has characteristic different from each.
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