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  1. Bridging the GenerationGap in Education Attitudes in the Workplace

  2. Attitudesin The Workplace A 2008 survey* conducted by the Harris Poll for Charles Schwab and Age Wave, showed that people have strong positive and negative opinions about the different generations The following are the results of that research * Harris Poll. (2008). Widely held attitudes to different generations: August 20, 2008. Retrieved July 25, 2011 from http://www.harrisinteractive.com/news/allnewsbydate.asp?NewsID=1328

  3. Survey Generations Identified • Generation Y, people aged 13 to 31 • Generation X, aged 32 to 43 • Baby Boomers, aged 44 to 62 • Silent Generation, aged 63 to 83 • Greatest Generation, aged 84+

  4. Survey Finding: • Baby Boomers (35%) are most widely viewed as having a positive effect on society, followed by Generation X (25%)

  5. Survey Finding: • The Silent Generation (33%) and the Greatest Generation (30%) are the most widely admired generations, followed by Baby Boomers (22%)

  6. Survey Finding: • The Silent Generation (40%) and Baby Boomers (33%) are widely viewed as the most generous

  7. Survey Finding: • The two generations widely seen as the most productive are Baby Boomers (45%) and Generation X (32%)

  8. Survey Finding: • A 53 percent majority (including a majority of Gen Y itself) believe Generation Y is the most self-indulgent, followed by Generation X (25%)

  9. Survey Finding: • Generation X is seen as the most innovative (41%), followed by Baby Boomers (25%) and Generation Y (22%)

  10. Survey Finding: • There is no consensus as to which generation is most socially conscious, but Baby Boomers (34%) and Generation X (26%) top the list

  11. Survey Finding: • Gen Y would like to rename themselves the “Internet Generation” (32%). They really dislike being called “Generation Y” or “Millennials”

  12. Survey Finding: • Gen X would choose to rename themselves “Generation Tech” (25%). They dislike being called “Generation X”

  13. Survey Finding: • Baby Boomers are the only generation which seems to really like the name given to them (27%)

  14. Survey Finding: • The Silent Generation would re-name themselves the “Responsible Generation” (44%). They strongly dislike being called “Silent” or “Invisible”

  15. Survey Outcomes • Two widely-held views are false: • America is riddled with ageism • Younger people have no respect for older people

  16. Survey Outcomes: • The two oldest generations are much more admired than any other generation

  17. Survey Outcomes: • Baby Boomers get higher marks than any other generation for being socially conscious, being productive, and having a positive effect on society