What is it?
This research provides a critical examination of generations in the workplace and their practical implications by:
- Presenting findings from empirical investigations to challenge generations and generations differences as a valid concept.
- Providing an explanation of what has contributed to the rapid emergence of generational differences as a social and workplace phenomenon.
- Outlining potential risks associated with improper application of generational stereotypes and providing approaches to navigate them in workplace contexts.
Why does it matter?
It seems impossible to avoid content regarding generations and generational differences in the workplace. However, this content is often anchored in negative assumptions, stereotypes, and blaming of others. HR practitioners must learn to, or to continue to, challenge these assumptions and stereotypes to provide a positive employee experience and prevent exposing the organization to risk.