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Age related conflicts; The generational divide

Health Progress, 29- 35, July 2011

Photo Needed Mona M. Sedrak, Ph.D., PA-C
Physician Assistant Program
Terrence Cahill, Ed.D., FACHE
Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration

As the 20-somethings are joining the workforce for the first time, bringing along their generation’s attitudes that challenge traditional notions of “the way we do things here,” there is little evidence to suggest that they are changing their ways. Instead, generational researchers propose that we are in the beginning years of a workplace socio-demographic change the magnitude of which has never been experienced. Managers who are alert to these generational issues in the workplace are beginning to ask, “Are they living in our world or are we living in theirs?”


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