Unlike the size of baby boomers (80 million) and millennials/Gen-Y (78 million), Gen-X has just 46 million members, making it a dark-horse demographic. This can cause great tension and a challenge for organizations as the Boomers fade and Gen-x and Millennials look to fill the ranks.
The looming issue for our workforce and our organizations is that the Gen-Xer is now the manager of the millennial generation and quite frankly they don’t like each other. They struggle to work well with one another – each one believing in the common stereotypes of the other.
Over 60% of employers say that they are experiencing tension among employees from different generations. 70% of older employees dismiss younger workers’ talents and capabilities, while 50% of younger employees dismiss the talents and capabilities of their older coworkers.
Who is the Gen-X? How are the millennials and Gen-X different? How are they alike? What can we do to get them working together effectively to build the next great organization? Download our newest article to learn more about the Gen-X demographic and what tips and tactics you can use to get both generations working together more effectively