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Managing is a generational challenge

According to a recent study on cross-generational issues in organizations by Jill Waymire Paine of Teachers College, Columbia University, there is a fundamental theory of generations that argues that events, as opposed to parental values or genetic traits, shape the personalities of various age groups.
According to a recent study on cross-generational issues in organizations by Jill Waymire Paine, there is a fundamental theory of generations that argues that events, as opposed to parental values or genetic traits, shape the personalities of various age groups.
 
Paine cites sociologists and historians William Strauss and Neil Howe, whose 1991 book, Generations: The History of America's Future 1584 to 2069, examines history through a link between age and location.
Not only are personalities shaped differently according to an individual's phase in life, but "these age groups retain those personality differences as they age."
 
This article appeared in the February 9, 2008 edition of the Bazette.
 

Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008

Managing is a generational challenge

According to a recent study on cross-generational issues in organizations by Jill Waymire Paine, there is a fundamental theory of generations that argues that events, as opposed to parental values or genetic traits, shape the personalities of various age groups.
 
Paine cites sociologists and historians William Strauss and Neil Howe, whose 1991 book, Generations: The History of America's Future 1584 to 2069, examines history through a link between age and location.
Not only are personalities shaped differently according to an individual's phase in life, but "these age groups retain those personality differences as they age."
 
This article appeared in the February 9, 2008 edition of the Bazette.
 
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