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MS in Human Resource Development
The researcher, conducted interviews to explore the dynamics of what happens when there IS a younger manager managing older employees and to seek practical suggestions to help both the younger managers and older workers to become more effective and satisfied. Qualitative research along with a literature review helped the researcher to determine if there was a difference in leadership styles in different generations. Based on the findings, the researcher identified five key points, such as No Difference in Leadership; Communications between generations is utilized differently; Managing Change is critical; Technology between Generations must be supported; and the last key finding was Diversity is important. These finding came out of the one-on-one interviews and focus groups and for ideas for future research.
Lovejoy, Janet C., "When Younger Bosses Manage Older Workers: What Leadership Style Works Best?" (2005). Education Masters. Paper 140.
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