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WP0506_A.qxd 4/28/06 3:28 PM Page 42 Solutions PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT FOR THE NEW GENERATION Burak Akalin The changing demographics in America have affected the workplace by bringing four different generations baby boomers, generation X, generation Y and veterans and their values, work styles and ethics together. Nowadays, companies are faced with a serious generation gap in the workplace. May 2006 WORKFORCE Veterans, baby boomers, genera- Meanwhile, the younger genera- The new dynamics created by this tion Xers and generation Yers all tions have started taking top-level shift have formed a new challenge have different backgrounds and dif- positions in corporations. This for HR executives: running an ferent management techniques causes age diversity in the work- effective and productive business performance SOLUTIONS because their experiences with place, which increases the com- while managing these different gen- forces such as the overall economy, plexity of recruiting, training and erations at the same time. Older education system and social and motivating workers because each workers are returning to work, or political environments vary drasti- generation has different needs, they are postponing retirement by cally. Is there a way HR executives expectations, skills and work styles. choice or financial necessity. 42

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Workforce Performance Solutions - May 2006

Editor's Letter
Table of Contents
Change Management
Human Performance
Strategic Alignment
Advertiser's Index
Editorial Resources
Full Potential

Workforce Performance Solutions - May 2006