Understanding Generational Differences - Exercise

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Understanding Generational Differences - Exercise

Understanding Generational Differences

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.

Answer the following questions and then discuss as a class.

  1. Which generation would someone be if they were born in 1980?
  2. Are all baby boomers workaholics?
  3. Which generation or generations prefer more flexible work schedules?
  4. Which generation typically includes the hardest workers?
  5. Which generation is typically the most formal and does not like wasting time with meetings?


  1. This could be Generation X or Generation Y. Typically a person born at this time takes on some of both traits.
  2. No. Baby boomers tend to be hard workers, but that certainly doesn't mean they all are.
  3. Generation X and Generation Y both value flexible work schedules.
  4. Baby Boomers
  5. Traditionalists