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  1. Generations Whichoneare YOU? Prepared by: JACQUELINE ANN A. BORMELADO
  2. Silent Gen • 1928- 1945 • The Greatest Generation • The Depressio n,World War II Boome rs • 1946 -1965 • Political instability -Vietnam War, Cold War, Civil Rights • Affluence Gen X • 1965- 1976 • Latchkey gen. • 1980s recession • Ambivalen t politically, cautious Millenni als • 1977- 1995 • First global generation • The Great Recession • Less stability • High expectatio ns Gen Z Zoome rs • 1996 -2005 • Post 9/11 • Digital natives • Most diverse generation • Ease of access to informatio n • Values- driven
  4. Veterans Traditionalist/Veterans /Silent Generations
  5. Baby Boomers
  6. GenerationX
  7. MILLENNIALS/Generation Y
  8. The Generation X 2nd Part of the report
  9. What is Generation X? JACQUELINE ANN A. BORMELADO Reporter
  10. Objec tives Describe the Generation X Present the characteristics of Generation X
  11. According to MerriamWebster Dictionary, Generation is a group of people born and living during the same time; the people in a family born and living during the same time; the average length of time between the birth of parents and the birth of their children.
  12. Also Generational cohort—people born in the same general time span who share key life experiences and develop shared values, attitudes and expectations. (Generations atWork, 2000, Zemke, Raines and Filipczak)
  13. Furthermore, in addition to coincidence of birth year grouping, a generation is also defined by common tastes, attitudes, and experience….Those times encompass a myriad of circumstances – economic, social, sociological, and, of course, demographic. (Zemke, R. Raines, C., & Filipczak, B. (2010) Generations at work: Managing the clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in your workplace. NewYork:Amacon).
  14. Generations are divided into the following; 1.Traditionalists/Silent Generation/Matures 1928 – 1945 2. Baby Boomers 1946 – 1964 3. Generation X/Baby Busters/ 13th Generation 1965 – 1980
  15. 4. Millennials/GenerationY 1981 – 1996 5. Nexters/ Generation Z 1997 – 2012 6. Gen Alpha 2013 – Present
  17. Generation X Baby Busters 13th Generation 1965 – 1980 (56 – 41Years Old)
  18. a.k.a. Gen X Xers Thirteeners Baby Busters Post-Boomers Lost Generation
  19. they…. Grew up as latchkey or day care children Turbulent economic times – downturn in 80s, upswing in 90s “Work to Live!”
  20. Friends with their child, want to spend quantity time Expect their career to keep moving forward or they will leave Prefer electronic communications Change from job security to career security
  21. Gen X is the generation who watched their parents work incredibly hard and long, often remaining loyal to one company, only to be miserable and unsatisfied at the end.This motivates Gen Xs to seek a healthy compromise, whereby work and lifestyle is flexible and balanced, satisfying their financial, family and personal needs.
  22. The term Generation X first appeared in the 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Copeland.
  23. We shouldn’t pigeonhole, label or stereotype any demographic or generation, but having a better understanding of the backstories and perceptions that surround a particular group of people – a generation, helps us appreciate their differing attitudes, viewpoints and motivations.This in turn enables us to more effectively lead and engage them.
  24. Generation X is described or referred to as the: Grunge Generation Mtv Generation Options Generation Baby Busters Latchkey Generation Sandwich Generation Work Hard Play Hard Generation
  25. Gen Xs are beginning to fill the leadership roles as baby boomers retire.Where boomers have the experience, Gen Xs also have the qualifications, so they're talent well worth keeping in the business.
  26. The ‘latchkey’ children of baby boomer parents who often both worked, they are portrayed as the neglected ‘middle child’, squeezed between the older baby boomers and the younger millennials. Not only have they grown up in a largely ‘hands-off’ culture without much adult presence, their parents are also the most divorced generation in our history.
  27. They are the first generation to use computers in their homes and schools. Brought up in an era of technological and social change, they’re tech-savvy and open to change.They thrive on diversity, challenge, responsibility, honesty, and having creative input. As an adaptable and fiercely independent generation, Gex Xs are more peer-oriented than previous generations striving hard for a balanced work and family life.
  28. Gen Xs currently fall into the age range of roughly 40 to mid-50s and are entering either the ‘opportunity decade’ or a mid-life crisis.Whichever it is, many are soul searching, seeking greater meaning in their lives and considering significant changes to their career direction and lifestyle.
  30. Big spenders and possess purchasing power when it comes to the higher-end purchases. More diverse than any previous generation as a result of immigration and a growing female workforce.
  31. Tech-savvy, having built the bridge from analogue to digital.They’ve developed some of today’s most influential websites, which have revolutionised how the world operates and where we source information, for exampleYouTube, Amazon, Wikipedia, and Google. In the prime of their working lives and highly invested in their jobs.
  32. DEFINING EVENTS: Generation X
  33.  1973 – Arab oil embargo--energy crisis begins  1974 – Watergate scandal  Richard Nixon resigns  1976 – First personal computers introduced  1979 – Mass corporate layoffs begin  Iran hostage crisis begins  1980 – AIDS receives worldwide attention  John Lennon assassinated  1981 – Ronald Reagan inaugurated  1986 – Space shuttle Challenger explodes  1989 – Fall of BerlinWall
  35. Gen X grew up against an international background of the ColdWar,Watergate, corporate greed, AIDS epidemic, Live Aid, the Dot Com Boom and Bust of the '90s, nuclear disasters, Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, fall of the Berlin Wall, the Global Financial Crisis and wars including Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Some have known war firsthand, while others protested those wars.
  37. Watched the rise of the word ‘alternative’ – applied to everything from people, music, clothes and more, the anti-drug campaign ‘Just Say No’, microwaves and the explosion of fast-food chains, aerobics and the fitness movement, cableTV and satellite. Created innovative startups with the explicit aim of making the world a better place, for example, Elon Musk (Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity).
  38.  Lived during a floating dollar, financial deregulation, globalisation and contributed to relative economic prosperity and high living standards. However, the great property boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s has pushed many Gen X homebuyers deep into debt and the financial exposure of Gen X is more pronounced than previous generations.  Experienced being laid off, restructured, outsourced, reorganised and relocated possibly more than any other generation, acquiring many necessary skill sets for adaptability.
  40. Self-sufficient, results-oriented and hard-working with a tendency to be quiet achievers Entrepreneurial, educated and independent thinkers Value diversity, challenges, and responsibility Enjoy creative input and resourceful
  41. Embrace technology and social media Adaptable and readily accept change in the workplace Place a strong emphasis on family time and work-life balance – gen x work to live rather than live to work Value constructive feedback
  42. May appear sceptical but offer the pros and the cons to even the best of ideas Dislike being micromanaged, prefer hands-off management style More willing to change jobs to get ahead than previous generations Ambitious and eager to learn new skills
  43. Strive to accomplish things on their own terms Thrive in casual, friendly, fun work environments and are accepting and inclusive of others Master of Self-Deprecation.
  45.  Xers work to live rather than live to work.  Jobs are viewed within the context of a contract.  Xers view the world pragmatically.  They are noted for being self- reliant.
  46.  Xers are attracted to the “edge”.  Xers approach to authority is casual. To them, versatility of skills and experience ensures employability.
  47. Always remember – not everyone in this generation will fall tidily into these traits as there are different types of Generation X amongst the larger group and everyone is an individual. However, this information can be used to acknowledge what’s gone before, learn from it, and resolve to shape the future into something better. (
  48. Each one of us is unique.We are created to fulfill different purpose. If you are a Xers and you do not exhibit these characteristics, do not worry.You are who you are.You are not defined by your generation and by the year you were born.You are God’s masterpiece and you are beautiful. “Each one of us is a unique event in the Universe” – Juan Mascaro
  49. ASSESSMENT Evaluation What are the differences between generations? What do you most wish the other generations could appreciate about your generation?