Generation X, also called Gen Xers , grew up with minimal adult supervision and thus learned the value of independence and work-life balance . They also appreciate informality, are technologically adept, flexible and highly educated.
Gen X (35-54)
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Generation X , born 1965-80 Gen Xers look to leaders to be Role Models – leaders who exemplify the company’s values with their actions and who are ready to jump in to help solve problems and lead the business through transition and change. Gen Xers want leaders to be engaged in work and be easily approachable.
Through mentoring, Gen X can help Millennials learn crucial people skills—such as empathy, adaptability, group dynamics, employee motivation, communication styles, and relationship building—as well as management and leadership styles.
Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 (ages 55 to 73 in 2019) Generation X was born between 1965 and 1980 (ages 39 to 54 in 2019) Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 23 to 38 in 2019) Generation Z was born between 1997 and 2012 (ages 7 to 22)
Gen Z on track to be the best-educated generation yet Among 18- to 21-year-olds no longer in high school in 2018, 57% were enrolled in a two-year or four-year college. This compares with 52% among Millennials in 2003 and 43% among members of Gen X in 1987.
Gen Z has spoken: among their favorite brands are Netflix, YouTube, Chick-fil-A and Bath & Body Works, according to a Morning Consult survey that revealed the consumers’ penchant for tech, entertainment and food brands .
Here are millennials ‘ top 100 favorite brands , according to the survey: 100. Ross. Guess. Instagram/Guess. Johnson & Johnson. AP. Subway. Courtesy of Subway. Anthropologie. Antropologie. Urban Decay. Urban Decay. YouTube (tie) Anheuser-Busch (tie)
Generation X may not have been born digital, but they were early internet adopters and their mobile usage is identical to that of millennials. Since they often buy high-cost consumer durables like cars and appliances, Gen Xers are excellent researchers.
The age range varies. But the Pew Research Center defines Millennials as the people who were born between 1981 and 1996. Millennials already are the largest segment in the workplace . Within the next two years, 50 percent of the U.S. workforce is expected to be made up of Millennials .
Successful boomers have mastered the fine art of navigating the workplace culture, and their insights and actions can be instructive. She has learned the millennial tendency to casually approach anyone on the job, regardless of title or experience, is jarring to many boomers – and probably not the best career move.
7 Lessons We Can Learn From Millennials 1 – Education Doesn’t Have To Come From The Classroom. 2 – Work and Life Need to Co-Exist and You Don’t Need To Live To Work. 3 – Back Yourself. 4 – Create a Career and Life You Want. 5 – Challenge The Traditional ‘Happy Family’ 6 – Find Purpose In What You Do . 7 – Keep Up Or Get Left Behind.
They too can learn new skills, like technology, and often feel rejuvenated and energized after spending time with young ones. The more time spent with each other can also bring greater understanding and appreciation of each generation – their beliefs, values, and behaviors.