Generation Blend

Generation Blend

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Salkowitz, Rob John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008
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In the years ahead, the workplace will be characterized by high degrees of demographic diversity. Today, there are four generations represented in the workforce: the Silent Generation (born between the Great Depression and the end of World War II), Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1962), Generation X (born between 1963 and 1980), and the Millennials (born between 1981 and 2000). To maintain productivity, organizations must learn to blend these generations. In addition, companies should attempt to increase productivity through the implementation of new and sophisticated information technology tools. Unfortunately, generational issues related to technology often go unacknowledged. Unless employees cooperate, these connected information work tools will fail. In Generation Blend, Rob Salkowitz helps readers understand the diverse relationship between different generations and technology. He provides tools that can be used to identify generational issues which affect connected information work technologies, and suggests ways to reduce or eliminate those issues.

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