Type of Content: Research
Subtype: Journal Article
Resource Title: Generations and Generational Differences: Debunking Myths in Organizational Science and Practice and Paving New Paths Forward
Publication Title: Springer Publishing
Publish Date: September 4, 2020
In this article, we aim to achieve two goals that are targeted at answering the broad question: “What accounts for the ubiquity of generations despite a lack of evidence for their existence and impact?” First, we explore and “bust” ten common myths about the science and practice of generations and generational differences. Second, with these debunked myths as a backdrop, we focus on two alternative and complementary frameworks—the social constructionist perspective and the lifespan development perspective—with promise for changing the way we think about age, aging, and generations at work.
Resource URL: https://bit.ly/3hdkAsx