As we have understood by now, the differences between generations are mostly along the lines of levels of contribution toward the success of the organization, and qualities in a desired leader.
- Traditionals suggest that success can be achieved through meeting deadlines, while the three younger generation feel technology plays a vital role in success.
- In comparison, the three older generations ─ Traditionals, Boomers & X-ers ─ prefer their leader to be a person with credibility; Y-ers accept a leader with great listening powers.
Every generation has their own view on the style of supervision and feedback process they prefer in workplace.
- Younger workers dislike the regular and close supervision style, but prefer strong and clear leadership, and are receptive toward feedback.
- On the contrary, older workers like Traditionals & Boomers like a close working relationship with their supervisor, but avoid feedback and feel insulted by it.
Though there are differences across generations there are similarities too.
- All workers want the freedom to work.
- All generations agree that if work is over, there is no reason to stay in office. They want to set their own hours.
- The majority of workers believe that fairness is the most important aspect of workplace culture.