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The Generation Game

The Generation Game | LMA

Did you know….

Only 4% of Generation X and Generation Y would most like to work with Baby Boomers in the future*.

Only 14% of Generation X and 8% of Generation Y would most like to report to Baby Boomers in the future.

17% of Baby Boomers themselves would prefer to work with other Baby Boomers in the future, and only 41% would prefer to report to other Baby Boomers.

40%+ of each generation believe they have effective relationships with all other generations.

59% of Generation X believe they have the most effective relationships with their own generation.

45% of Generation Y believe they have the most effective relationships with their own generation.

The results highlight an issue that may undermine the stability of the workforce in the future; the perception of relationships between and with Baby Boomers.

With at least another decade to come of Baby Boomers running organisations, the pressure will be on Baby Boomer leaders and managers to reinvent themselves so that those of their own generation, and other generations to follow, feel comfortable working with and reporting to them in the future.

From LMA’s L.E.AD. survey book “Today’s workplace – Present realities…Future realities”, 2013. To order the book click here.

* Gen X – born between 1963 and 1980
Gen Y – born between 1981 and 1995
Baby Boomers – born between 1945 and 1962