Do Generations Really Think Differently About Work and Career?

Especially in the workplace, so much has been made of the perceived differences in generations. At times, the whole conversation has become an “us” against “them” battle between Millennials and Baby Boomers with Gen X sitting over in the corner saying, “Hey, don’t forget about us!”

As you can see in this infographic from Monster, though, there isn’t too much difference in how the generations perceive what is important to them at work, what we look for in a company, entrepreneurism and so much more. In fact, the one and only significant difference in how those from different generations look at work is longevity. There, Millennials expressed that their current work was “a step in my overall career” versus “I’m in it for the long haul” 55% of the time compared to 48% for Gen X and just 35% for Boomers.

Take a look, and then join us in talking more about what our generations have in common more than continuing to perpetuate what might make us different…

 

Generational Employment Traits

 

 

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