In the paper that lies before us, we will address a complex yet ever-growing need for resolution and perplexing reality; critical events in the U.S shape and change a generation, and a generation shapes and changes the future. The cycle of generational influence is ever-evolving and influences the future that lies before ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren. In contrast, personal influences have a substantial impact on the future outlook of America; workplace influences are arguable as equally impactful in value and influence.

We will dive deep into evaluating and dissecting the weaknesses and strengths of each generation, what historical or cultural events shaped these influences and how we can balance a work environment to be both impactful and positively successful. It would not only be naive and negligent to ignore the reality of generational influences, especially within the workplace, but a successful employer works to acknowledge those diversities. We live in a society heavily divided emotionally and psychologically; individuals within the workplace will inevitably form biases and perspectives about another coworker or employee that is harmful to the company and the workplace environment. It is of dire essence that we recognize these 'invisible' barriers within the workplace and address them head-on with accountability, constructive criticism, and open-minded perspectives. Close-minded leadership- performed through biases, favoritism, or 'invisible' discrimination at its core, will frequently be seen to have high turnaround employment, poor satisfaction ratings from clients, patients, and employees, and overall poor performance and workplace reputation. The following paper hits these critical issues head-on and gives us an informative layout on the how, why, and what caused generational perspectives, beliefs, and workplace environments and cultures. Ultimately, we can utilize these differences not as obstacles but as strengths to progress.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2022

Senior Project Advisor

G. Michael Barton, MBA, SPHR

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health Care Administration

Document Type