Exploring the communication styles of the traditionalist, baby boomer, generation X, generation Y, and millennial generation
This research examines the communication styles of five different generations: the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and the Millennials. The study investigates how current events influence the attitudes of each generation. It explores workplace trends, the effects of new communication platforms, and the evolution of technology. The purpose of the study is to identify the unique approach to communication of each of these groups. The objective is to help organizations create a more efficient working environment by embracing the diverse qualities of the different generations. The study finds that Generation X, Generation Y, and the Millennials prefer to correspond via online forms of communication such as email and social networking sites while the Traditionalist and Baby Boomer generations typically prefer to in• person correspondence. Additionally, the study finds that the people of Generation X prefer to work individually while Baby Boomers, Generation Y, and the Millennials thrive in team environments. It concludes that organizations should strive to accommodate the different generations by assigning them to tasks that focus on their strengths.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
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Hratko, Dana A., "Exploring the communication styles of the traditionalist, baby boomer, generation X, generation Y, and millennial generation" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1007.