Generational Values in the Workplace: Differences and Dominant Values


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What is a generation?

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1. People who experienced the tail end of Great Depression and World Wars I and II are called

2. Which generation has the strongest anti-war and anti-government values?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the workplace, generational divides can sometimes lead to problems with communication. Use these assessments to see what you know about the four generations born during the 20th century, and what defines each group.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these materials, we will help you measure your understanding of traits particular to the following generations:

  • Traditionalists
  • Baby boomers
  • Generation X
  • Millennials

Skills Practiced

Use the following skills when working with these assets:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the defining characteristics of each generation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information about the various historical experiences that shaped each generation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms such as generation

Additional Learning

Our attached lesson, called Generational Values in the Workplace: Differences and Dominant Values, will teach you to:

  • List the generations described in this lesson and explain their expected workplace attitudes
  • Identify types of characteristics that members of the same generation are likely to share
  • Describe a situation in the workplace in which a generational divide might lead to miscommunication between members of different age groups