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Generational Differences in the Workplace: Actual VS. Perceived

by Rajasingh, James

Abstract

Generational interactions have been discussed in both popular literature and previous research; yet they predominantly focus on differences that arise between different generations. This paper focuses on generational interactions in the workplace by assessing the presence of actual differences and differences based off of incorrect perceptions. The study finds that while actual differences exist, they are outnumbered by incorrect perception-based differences. Of the ten tested workplace characteristics, the study finds actual differences in teamwork and collaboration, challenging assignments, and involvement in decision making, while differences within perception are present in work-life balance, flexible work arrangements, challenging assignments, teamwork and collaboration, and a financially rewarding job. The implications of these findings show that incorrect perceptions are present within the workplace across generations.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:27382
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
37 pages
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Rader, Christina
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2017-05