Different generations’ attitudes towards work and management in the business organizations

Andrius Valickas, Kristina Jakštaitė

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Different generations’ attitudes towards work and management is relevant to modern companies, their managers, human resource management professionals as well as to the employees of the organisations. Currently three different generations – Baby Boom, X and Y are prevailing in the labour market. Many scientists, who analyse attitudes of different generations, notice that they have different point of view towards relationship with managers, due to which different motivational tools and communication methods need to be applied to them. The purpose of the research was to analyse different generations’ approach to work and ma nagement in the context of the Lithuanian business organizations in order to find proper ways for contemporary organisations to adapt to and overcome generational differences constructively. The article analyses prevailing theoretical concepts relating to generations at work and introduces the results of empirical study, which help to explain the causes determining differing attitudes of the representatives of different generations. The data of the research indicate that Baby Boom, X and Y generations in th e Lithuanian organizations are significantly different in self - assigned personal characteristics, evaluations of optimal length of employment relations with one organization, motivating factors in the organizational environment and preferred leadership. Th ese aspects rise challengers for managers and HR specialists – they need to find individual approach to the representatives of different generations in order to ensure achievement of organizational goals.
LanguageEnglish
Pages108-119
Number of pages12
JournalHuman resources management and ergonomics (HRM & E)
Volume11
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017

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Business organization
Managers
Baby boom
Personal characteristics
Organizational environment
Human resource management
Communication
Challenger
Employment relations
Generation Y
Employees
Empirical study
Generational differences
Evaluation
Factors
Labour market

Keywords

  • generations at work
  • motivating factors
  • preferred leadership
  • length of employment relations

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Different generations’ attitudes towards work and management in the business organizations. / Valickas, Andrius; Jakštaitė, Kristina .

In: Human resources management and ergonomics (HRM & E), Vol. 11, No. 1, 2017, p. 108-119.

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