<i>What do millennials want?</i> is a big question facing organization these days. HR managers are looking for recruitment strategies that can help achieve the optimal person–organization fit. Several organizations have already started implementing innovative practices to attract and retain millennials. They are unique in their characteristics and consumption pattern. Millennials are known to have forced several organization to adapt the workplace and work environment. Their varied ways of life are also reflected in their work settings. Millennials enter the workforce with unique needs, characteristics, expectations and personalities. These differences pave the way for new challenges that contemporary organizations encounter on a regular basis. This book demystifies the problems faced by HR managers and recruiters when hiring and working with millennials. It offers descriptive and prescriptive insights on leveraging the millennial talent.
Chapter 3: Generational Diversity in the Organizational Context
Generational Diversity in the Organizational Context
[Page 62]Work values have been found to evolve over time, depending upon the meaning one attaches to work. During the 16th and 17th centuries, when religiosity was at its prime, appeasing God seemed to be the most significant work. The struggle towards attaining salvation initiated the pathway to being morally correct and working with dedication. Over due course of time, the ability to distinguish between the morally correct and wrong became intertwined with work. Values grew to become one's understanding of doing the right thing. Work values (conceptualized as an extension of values applicable in the organization) engulf employees’ attitude at the workplace, which they look upon from time to time to appraise ...