This is the 4th article in my 6 part series on How to Repair Generational Conflict. You will learn or relearn information about Generation X. They are the latchkey and MTV generation. They grew up with 24/7 news. They heard about scandals including Nixon, Clinton, Enron, and OJ Simpson. They ate breakfast or lunch looking at photos of missing children on milk cartons. Gen X grew up skeptical and learned to be self-reliant.
Generation X: How to Repair Generational Conflict Idea #1
Gen X Legacy in the Workplace
They bring the following to the workplace:
- Independence – They like to do things on their own and don’t like to be micromanaged
- Work/life balance – not like their workaholic baby boomer parents who are workaholics
- Targeted action to get off work on time
Generation X: How to Repair Generational Conflict Idea #2
Key Events that impacted Generation X
- Dot.com boom and bust
- Video games
- Michael Jordan
- Latchkey kids
- 24-hour media
- Challenger explosion
Generation X: How to Repair Generational Conflict Idea #3
Gen X Traits
Generation X: How to Repair Generational Issues Idea #4
Gen X Values
- Work-life balance
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Until next time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Career Coach and Corporate Communication Strategist
Have a great week.
Remember, YOU Get What You Tolerate!
PS Read part 1 on how to repair generational conflict HERE
Read part 2 (traditionalists) on how to repair generational conflict HERE
Read part 3 (baby boomers) on how to repair generational conflict HERE