Age and Personality traits
Diversity in age in the workplace brings about a change with different attitudes toward the workplace. Grandparents are working alongside people fresh out of college and sometimes even answering to someone just out of college.
With diversity in age comes a different attitude toward the workspace design. Some want the corner office with Designer finishing and others want a table at Starbucks down the street and firms now acknowledge that they need to accommodate the workspace desires of all employees fro m 18 to 80. Designing for multiple generations is intended to increase employee retention, reduce turnover and increase morale. Its all about being more responsive and keep older workers and younger workers happy. Generations are determined by the years in which workers were born: veterans, born from 1925 to 1942: baby boomers born from 1943 to 1961: generation X, born from 1962 to 1981: and the millenials, born from 1982 on. Each of these demographics has its own set of values, which determines what they like.
Veterans, they are children of the depression, they are serious sometimes referee to as the silent generation the value hard work, dedication sacrifice conformity and respect for authority and never think of leaving because they feel indebted to their boss. What motivates veterans people who respect their experience, provide stability and security and reward perseverance. They also want the corner office.
Baby Boomers, there are currently 80 million baby boomers in the workforce today, the largest of the four demographics, this demographic is more optimistic than veterans. Its team orientated and competitive and seeks personal gratification, they love change they love to manipulate the rules, rather than saving they’re into buying now any paying later, for this reason they are more flexible and open to work with the younger generations.
Generation X, with 30 million generation x in the workforce, this demographic...