Today’s workplace is most definitely a multi-generational with Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials as the primary generations in Indonesia. Between the oldest and youngest employees in some organisations, Baby Boomers are reaching the traditional retirement age, the Gen Xers become a leader over Baby Boomers’ retirement, and at the same time, Millennials are advancing in their careers and beginning to become the main labor in workplace.
In terms of working style, each generation is difference and has its own set of expectations, needs, and values. To build a great synergy between these generations, you need to recognize and understand their differences. It can create an age-diverse and also a productive team in your workplace. By understanding the strengths, limitations, and values of each generation, it will avoid the organizational conflict, employee turnover, and lost productivity that occurs when business professionals are unaware of the differences of the three generations in the workplace.
Here’s some help for you to know more about primary generation in workplace.
Born in late 40s to early 60s, Baby Boomers as the oldest generation in workplace reached 28,795,610 labor force in Indonesia, which is the smallest amount of generation between others generation. In the workplace, Baby Boomers are extremely hardworking and value loyalty and a positive work ethic. They can be motivated through high levels of responsibility, perks, praise, and challenge. Since they are the oldest generation in workplace, Baby Boomers are the least tech-savvy of all generations, because they are less inclined to welcome change and keep up with developments.
Born in late 60s to early 80s, Generation X’s labor reached 69,003,270 which is the biggest amount of generation in workplace. Generation X, on the other hand, prefer organizations that are stable, provide flexible work arrangements (e.g. telecommuting), and promote a balance between work life and social life that allow their employees to enjoy life while they are still young. Gen Xers also can be motivated by recognition from the boss and bonuses.
Born in late 80s to early 90s, Millennials as the youngest generation reached 62,570,920 in workplace. Millennials seek work that is productive and meaningful. They also look to work with innovative technology that supports their use of information sharing. Companies that offer their employees the opportunities to receive continuing education and create flexible schedules are particularly appealing. Millennials do not seek long tenures with their employers, but rather want meaningful positions that will provide the experience and prestige to the next stage of their careers.
Infographic Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers Today