Table 4

Generational values and attributes (Spector et al 27)

Silent generationBaby boomersGeneration XMillennials
Born1920–19401941–19601961–1981 1981–2000
Values and attributesHard workPersonal growthPragmaticWork–life balance
Respect for authorityPowerWorking to liveCollaboration
Living to workConsensus buildingWork–life balanceSocial networking
Delayed rewardsOptimismSelf-relianceRespect for their contributions