The Traditionalists (born 1922 – 1945)

This group survived the Great Depression of the 1930s and a World War that shaped today’s political, economic and military powers. Patriotism, rules of conduct, discipline, respect for authority and following directions mark this generation. Given the devastating aftermath of the Depression and World War I in combination with the hardship faced in World War II, people also had to learn to work together and to focus on the task at hand to rebuild their lives as well as their economies.They simply rolled up their sleeves and did what had to be done, which over time resulted in huge accumulated wealth, including financial savings, real estate and business ownership.

Traditionalist employees are the keepers of an organization’s history, of its founding goals and beliefs. A lot of large corporations have senior board members or directors who are Traditionalists and who still set the tone of a company’s culture. As with all generations, their personal values and leadership styles directly reflect their experiences during the defining years of their lives. View Values and Attributes of Traditionalists here

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Lisa Mangelsdorf

I confess that I work to live rather than live to work. But when I can combine my passions into my work, I work best. This blog brings together discussions about one of my passions which is connecting people. I endeavour to fight the norm by chasing flexible working options and change seekers, hence my involvement with this blog. I'm fortunate to be connected with a global team at GAIA Insights. Retaining Gen Y within the workforce is an issue for most businesses across the globe. For help contact us because we know EXACTLY what they want from the workplace and we can help your business retain that key talent.

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