Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)
Today's workforce is generationally diverse. It is comprised of 21% Mature Workers, 52% Baby Boomers, 26% Generation X and 1% Generation Y (Farren, Maurer, 1999). This diversity challenges traditional leadership assumptions and strategies.
This paper explores the core work values among the generations and how leaders can adapt to their diverse needs. It examines the workplace needs and expectations of people specifically within the Boomer and 13th generations. It will answer the following question:
- How do generations differ in regards to their core work values?
The purpose of this paper is to focus on the values within each of the four generations enabling leaders to adapt to the diversity and promote a positive work environment.
Gordon, Denise, "Leadership: Understanding and Adapting to Generational Differences and Core Work Values" (2001). Theses and Graduate Projects. 513.