Comparing Generations: Workplace Edition [Infographic]

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

No generation is ever the same. The time periods in which we live have a direct impact on our thinking and way of life, as they dictate a) the economy we are subjected to b) the technologies we are exposed to and c) the education we are provided.

The infographic below by Next Generation beautifully summarizes some of the most obvious differences between Gen X, Y and Z as effects them in the workplace.

Note: Gen X refers to those born 1966 to 1976, Gen Y (also called ‘Echo Boomers or Millennials’) refers to those born 1977 to 1994 and Gen Z are those born between 1995 to 2012. 

Some key takeaways for those glancing quickly:

  • Passing the Torch: As baby boomers (the largest generation in history) begin to retire, Gen X, Y, and Z will begin to fill more senior-level roles
  • Key Characteristics: Gen X are good workers, while Gen Y are revenue generators and Gen Z tend to fight authority and are not happy with senior management
  • Drive to Succeed: Gen Y scored the lowest on the ‘team player’ ranking but highest on their passion to succeed in the workplace

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Source: Next Generation

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