Work ethic debates…
Varying wants and needs…
If you are a manager, human resources professional, or business owner, you
are faced with these types of issues every day. But why?
Because currently, there are five generations in the workplace: Radio Babies
(born during 1930-1945); Baby Boomers (1946-1964); Generation X
(1965-1976); Generation Y (1977-1991); even some Millennials (1991 and
later). Each of them has a different perspective, based on their upbringing
and daily lives. The key to making encounters between the generations
successful is learning to understand the point of view of each generation and
respect their differences.
The individuals and organizations that do this will be the ones to succeed.
This book will show you how.
Authors Gravett and Throckmorton take a dynamic approach to the situation
by writing in two distinct voices—as a Baby Boomer and a Gen-Xer—using a
“point-counterpoint” approach to identify differences and similarities across
They share hands-on experiences, real-life cases, recommended solutions,
and ground-breaking research on how members of any generation can better
relate to minimize conflict, miscommunication, and wasted energy. You will
learn what each generation thinks of the others and how each wishes the
others viewed it.
Bridging the Generation Gap is filled with strategies and solutions you can
implement immediately to help build your own bridge between the generations.
Baby Boomer Dr. Linda Gravett, SPHR is a national speaker and human
resources consultant specializing in generational differences and workplace
ethics. Gravett has a strategic, big-picture approach towards understanding
age differences. Balancing her perspective is Gen-Xer Robin Throckmorton,
MA, SPHR, who specializes in competitive retention and recruitment
strategies in the workplace. Throckmorton has a practical, “tell it like it is”
approach towards tearing down stereotypes and building collaboration to
improve organizational effectiveness. Both authors live in Ohio.