The me and we generations: the impact of intergenerational differences in the workplace

IES Perspectives on HR 2016

Parry E, Tamkin P | HR Network Paper 117 | Institute for Employment Studies | Apr 2016

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Generational differences and how they play out in the workplace have become a major area of interest to organisations and catalysed articles in the HR and broader business press and much commentary from consultancy organisations. The thrust of many of these articles is that such generational differences are fuelling difficulties in the workplace as different attitudes clash.

Generational expert Emma Parry from Cranfield University and IES director Penny Tamkin present a critique of the evidence on generational differences.

This paper was originally published in Thoughts for the day: IES Perspectives on HR 2016