Understanding the four generations

1.Baby Boomer Generation (Gen B)

The generation of Baby boomers is a group of people who born from 1943 to 1960. The oldest Baby Boomer is turning 77 in 2020, while the youngest one will be 60. They are parents of Generation X and grandparents of Millennial. This generation got its name because of the birth rise that took place right after the end of the Second World War. Baby Boomers are a very controversial generation.

On the one hand, they belong to the Prophet archetype and value individual authenticity. They were born during the Awakening turning and brought forth the radical and countercultural movements like the Hippie, sexual and psychedelic revolutions. They were influenced by Andy Warhol, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis, and other prominent artists. However, they were quite conservative in their actions. Baby boomers worked hard and a lot in order to maintain the household, did not devote time to leisure, had a strong endurance for hard work, and stayed at one job for many years. Thus, in this generation organized into conservative groups.

2.Generation X (Gen X)

Generation X are people born from 1961 to 1981. The oldest representative of this generation will celebrate the 59th birthday this year, while the youngest one will be 39 years old. Generation X are the parents of Millennial and grandparents of Generation Z. They are often referred to as the latchkey generation, as their parents (Baby Boomers) were work-centric. Children of Gen X returned from schools to empty homes andoften supervised by older siblings instead of adults. As teenagers, they grown up to be called the MTV Generation with a reference to the major TV channel’s influence on youth.  

The behaviors and characteristics of this group that are obvious from other generations.They like something simple and not formal. They have an initial ideas to create a balance in work and family. They are working according to their duties, not being involved in work and dedicated. In this generation able to do everything alone. They do not relying on anyone as their own high are open-minded and creative.

However, many people in Gen-X tend to be anti-social mostly they don’t believe in religion. And do not rely on customs and traditions ,they are also people who are flexible in adapting to changing cultures. Such as lover couple stayed together before marriage and divorce is normal for them. And Gen X was allowed and opened mind about LGBTQ gender which different from Baby Boomer generation did not open mind about this thing.

3.Generation Y (Gen Y or Millennial)

The revolution was shaped by the millennial or generation Y. Also known as digital natives, millennials are those born between 1982 and 1994 and technology is part of their everyday lives: all their activities are mediated by a screen. The concept of on and off is completely integrated into their lives.

However, they were not born into it; they migrated to the digital world from the analogue one in which they were living. Unlike previous generations, because of the economic crisis, the world requires them to be better trained to get a job, as competition is increasing.

Unlike their parents, Generation X, digital natives are not satisfied with the world around them and are ambitious and want to achieve their goals. However, the millennial generation is labelled as being lazy, narcissistic and spoilt. At present now, people in this group are in the range of student in university and working age. Thus, this is the reason why Gen Y have great capable and interested in technology communication. They also like to do IT work and use their wonderful creative adapt in their routines.

4. Generation Z (Gen Z)

: In regard to the widely accepted statement that 1996 is the last year of Generation Y, Generation Z is a partner that was born between 1997 and approximately 2010-2012. However, there is still no commonly accepted border. The oldest representative will be 23 in 2020, while the youngest one might not even be a teenager. Generation Z are the children of both Generation X and Millennials and is the largest by population with over 90 million people in the United State of America.

Generation Z is a group of people that is marked by the Internet. It is part of their DNA: it storms into their homes, their education and their way of socializing. And if Generation Y has difficulty finding a job, the situation for post-millennials is even worse.Their mastery of technologies may make them neglect their interpersonal relationships to a greater extent, but they are the ones who give more of a voice to social causes on the Internet.

 Gen Zers like to get everything they want immediately and their lifestyle is also influenced by youtubers. Gen Zers multi-task, but their attention span is limited. This kind of generation is independent and demanding consumers and will have jobs that do not exist in today’s world.

Methods to break down spaces to create understand between four generations.

From the above article, if you understand how each generation have own values, beliefs , and characteristics and behaviors. So you are able to rising how differentiate between FOUR generations. I would recommend 3 steps for coexist in the same society.

1.Understand into how we difference.

We should to admit that everyone was taught by their families in different ways. People who have different thoughts and beliefs from us, they are not always bad person.

2.Appreciate the prominent point.

Instead of resist we should look for how unique of each generation. Just think in positive ways.

3. Manage the differences.

Changing how communication for access to each group of generations that we have to stay together.

Strategies to work with people in 4 generation in happy ways.

1.To work effectively with Baby Boomers.

Showing them how they can be an organizational star, provide them with developmental opportunities, and involve them in operational matters.

2.To work effectively with Generation X

Partner them with mentors that they respect, do not expect them to “give their life to the job” (instead promote work/life balance), and refrain from giving them too much extended hands-on supervision.

3. To work effectively with Generation Y

Provide them with structure, and be generous with training and orientation activities. Opinions’s colleague is really important to them.

4.To work effectively with Generation Z

The learning and development teams at companies hiring Gen Zers will have to work to change how they teach new skills. Rather than expecting their new employees—the first digital natives—to comply with the old methods.