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Posted by: Carmen Jacobsen
In my previous Blog on The Millennial generation, I addressed how cultural and social attitudes such as that of our peers are marked by the year we were born in. Millennial students like learning opportunities, they follow honest leaders, and they have a good sense of humor. The Millennial believes it is â€śbeastâ€ť to be smart and identify with the values of those of their parents. Millennial are easily mesmerized by new technology, but what are the Millennials like at work?
There are at least four generations that work and live together today.
- The Millennial represented by those born in 1982, and are now 30 years old and younger.
- The Generation X whose workforce is between the age range of 25 and 47.
- The Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964, the oldest are now 66 years old.
- Then the one called The Silent Generation whose age range between 67 and 87 years old.
So, how is the environment affected in the workplace when you have groups of people with different values and distinct personalities working together? What is it like to work with individuals with different ideas and ways of getting things done? What are the problems that can arise, from such collision of generations?
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Posted by: Carmen Jacobsen
As a teacher I had never seen myself as one who teaches according to its cultural generation. I was intrigued to learn at a school workshop given by Michelle Maxson that one could have cultural and social attitudes as that of our peers because of the year we were born in.
I belong to a group of people that were born between 1946 and 1964. It was a time of American prosperity and the Vietnam War. I was born in Kansas City, Mo. and my family moved to Mexico City in 1964. At the conference my generation was described as an optimistic group surrounded by the walk on the moon, the womenâ€™s liberation and civil rights movements. I remember being raised in Mexico City surrounded by important events such as the 1968 Summer Olympics and the Mexican Student Movement in Tlatelolco, who shouted â€śWe do not want Olympics, we want a revolution.â€ť So by now, you know, I am from the Baby Boomer generation and my work consists of educating what they call now the Millennial generation.