How Does Generational Differences Are Likely To Cause Tensions In The Workplace

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Murray (2013) explores how generational differences are likely to cause tensions in the workplace, using the leadership traits exhibited by the millennials as a context. Specifically, he examines the linkage between the traits of the millennials, their motivational factors and the leadership styles that the millennials find appropriate. Given that millennials grew up at a time when information technology was rapidly permeating socio-economic spheres of human pursuits, the use of technology has to be considered when evaluating the link between the leadership that they exhibit and their traits. Behavioral tendencies of millennials such being nomadic, experiential and a stronger preference of multitasking often get reflected in the leadership style of managers belonging to the millennial generation. They also have a greater tendency to adopt technology in the execution of work tasks. These aspects of leadership have the potential to create tension with workers drawn from previous generations Generational Differences and Gaps in Technology Use…show more content…
The gaps exhibited by the members of different generations in the use of technology have led to gaps in the integration of technology into organizational activities. Indeed, the concept of technology generations describes how people’s experience with technology differs with the degree of social change. The link between people’s experience with technology and social change is mediated by the values that they uphold. These values reflect the generation in which one belongs. People belonging to generations comprising of people of older age and belonging to earlier generations are more prominent in terms of their long-term memory of procedural and declarative knowledge than younger generations (Sackman and Winkler,

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