Will We Miss the Boomer Generation Managers?

I found an interesting article about the differences between Baby Boomers (born 1943-1960) and Gen X’ers (born 1961-1981) as managers. It is written by Bob Filipczak, who is a Gen X’er.

My favorite quote:

The attitude that “organizations are interchangeable” is beginning to evolve into “employees are interchangeable, and thereby disposable.” If you thought corporations were ruthless during the 80s and 90s, you may be unpleasantly surprised by organizations under the stewardship of Generation X management.

6 thoughts on “Will We Miss the Boomer Generation Managers?”

  1. You know what Dave, the two worst people I ever worked with were Gen Xers. And, they're both in management now. And, I didn't work for either of them, but they liked to pretend I did. They make me grateful for every awesome Boomer I've ever known. YOu know what they say about payback. I'm luvin' your blog.

  2. So in other words, the Gen X manager is sort of a hard a__. (I resemble that remark.) Just like back in the 50s or 60s. Oh, the horror …

  3. Too much gentrification stuffed your outlook on life along with readily available credit, money , job security,and the new phenomena of hospitality. Have you or your generation everdone it hard or are you all arrogant together? No amount of frenching cliches or jargonesque commentary can erode the common denominator with gen x….ie..the blurred line between working class and mobile class with adjustable values, cross cultured lifestyles and we are better than anyone mindsets.The bubble will burst eventually when gen x have to repay social debt incurred through the throwing away of values ,respect and courtesy to others. Understanding that with community, there also comes emotional security.As a class adrift it must be difficult to comprehend how to belong somewhere.

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