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When Generations Collide at Work Quiz

Different Generations at Work


Which of the following is important for a Baby Boomer (Born 1946-1964)?

  • Build parallel careers.
  • Build a stellar career.
  • Build a legacy.
  • Build a portable career.

Your response? _______________________

Which of the following is important to Generation Xers (Born 1965-1980)?

  • Give me balance now, not when I'm sixty-five.
  • Support me in shifting the balance.
  • Help me balance everyone else and find meaning myself.
  • Work isn't everything; flexibility to balance my activities is.

Your response? _______________________

Which of the following feedback do Millennials (Born 1981-1999) prefer?

  • Sorry to interrupt, but how am I doing?
  • Once a year, with lots of documentation.
  • No news is good news.
  • Feedback whenever I want it, at the push of a button.

  • Your response?


    Learn the answers and the rationale in How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work - the Anwswers on the next page.


    *Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman, authors of When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work (HarperBusiness) (compare prices), are the founding partners of Bridgeworks. They have written for or been featured in American Demographics, The Futurist, Success, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Lancaster lives in Sonoma, California; Stillman in Tonka Bay, Minnesota with their families.

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