Guidance for Working With Baby Boomers and Gen Xers
Feb 1, 2018 12:00 AM
How do Baby Boomer healthcare workers differ from Gen Xers? Just as patients have unique, generational characteristics, so do coworkers.
Health Systems and Community Based Care Division Chair Linda Edelman, Associate Dean for Academic Programs Barbara Wilson, and U of U Health Nursing Administration Clinical Operations Director Scott Christensen have published a generational guidebook of sorts in the Journal of Nursing Management in an effort to help nurse leaders bridge the gaps.
For example, “traditionalists”—those born between 1922 and 1945—appreciate “Thank You” cards and public praise more than electronic communication. Millennials—born between 1980 and 1995--need their work to be flexible and expect quick feedback and constant monitoring. You can read more about the study here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jonm.12601/epdf