The Positive and Negative Effects of Generation Y in the Workplace
The Positive and Negative Effects of Generation Y in the WorkplaceThe Positive and Negative Effects of Generation Y
in the Workplace
Generation Y is the youngest workforce of this generation. They are born between the year 1981 and 2000 (1), and is described as the generation of “digital natives”, embracing technology as it is deemed innate to this generation's character. Generation Y is said to consume 1.7 Billion representing 25.5% of the world's population (Oxygens).
Considering the vast population of this generation and the different skills, knowledge and successes they can contribute to the workplace, one cannot ignore the effects they bring, both positive and negative to the exisitng hierarchy in the workplace. In addition, the changes this generation bring to the organization will have a big impact to the company's the existing norms and practices, the immediate bosses and the top management who happens to be on either Veterans, Baby Boomers and/or Generation X.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This section will provide the various significances of the study.
To students. As part of the Generation Y, the proposed study provides the students with a source of knowledge on how their generation greatly affects the trend of workforce in the contemporary times. Also, this research will serve as a reference or guide for students to be aware of these effects and provide them with a glimpse of what they will be expecting once they will become a part of the workforce. In addition, the students will be able to understand the differences between various generation cohorts, and how it affects the organization.
To teachers. This study will be beneficial for teachers to be aware of the positive and negative effects of Generation Y to the organization. By being aware of this, teachers may be able to influence their...