International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Issues and Challenges Faced by Generation X While Managing Generation Y
Nelson Zee Yang Wong, M.Mkt.Mgt; Prof. Yuk Fong Chin, DBA

The purpose of this paper is to discuss how Generation X and Generation Y differ from each other and the issues and challenges that the aging Generation X may face while interacting and managing the Generation Y as the younger generation advance into the workforce to build their career. Furthermore, this paper discusses how Generation X could do a better job in managing and motivate the younger generation by implementing a few management theories. Generation Y raises challenges to Generation X managers and team leaders who are responsible in training these young employees so that they can be valuable asset to the company. Gen X managers should also know that there would always be a continuous adjustment in managing the new generation as more members of this generation advance into workplace. In order to be prosperous and successful, it is fundamental for managers fully understood, monitor and addresses proactively the generation differences in an organization.

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