Influential Article Review – Transgenerational Distinctions at Work
Keywords:business diversity, workforce, generational cohorts, cohort theory
This paper examines the contrast in generational workforce. We present insights from a highly influential paper. Here are the highlights from this paper: Many sources from the popular press as well as the academic literature have postulated that there exist meaningful generational differences between individuals in today’s workforce. Better understanding of these generational differences of colleagues can lead to better recruitment, retention, succession management, communication, employee engagement and conflict resolution (Dencker, Joshi & Martocchio, 2008). The purpose of this conceptual paper is to review the literature on generational differences by discussing the importance of generational differences, theoretical implications, the cohorts in the current workforce, and to offer hypotheses that will retest the predicted stereotypes of the different generational cohorts. For our overseas readers, we then present the insights from this paper in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German.