Boomers’ core ethic: a WORK ethic
Boomers’ core ethic, quite simply, is that they have the strongest WORK ETHIC of all the generations. Boomers express their core work ethic by —
- Having an all work-no play attitude;
- Following their purpose, their calling and their bliss;
- Always looking for more quality in what they do and how they do it; and
- Striving for perfection in all they do.
Gen Xers’ core ethic at work: a MARKET ethic
Gen Xers’ core ethic, quite simply, is that they have the strongest MARKET ETHIC of all the generations. Gen Xers express their core market ethic by —
- Placing intense focus on the bottom-line;
- Following the money, opportunities, the markets; Xers are opportunists;
- Always looking for how to do more with less; and
- Minimizing input while maximizing value from a job, gig or business.
Millennials’ core ethic at work: a TEAM ethic
Millennials have the strongest TEAM ETHIC of all the generations. Millennials express their core team ethic by —
- Always looking for ways to work together, to collaborate, to find the power of uniting together toward a common goal;
- Following their team leaders and being good soldiers;
- Being cheerful, upbeat and optimistic as they approach projects; and
- Desiring collegial relationships at work — wanting peers, not rivals, at work.
The Other One’s core ethic at work: a FAIRNESS ethic
The Other Ones have the strongest FAIRNESS ETHIC of all the generations. They express their core fairness ethic by —
- Following their beliefs about what is fair, caring and kind;
- Believing all perspectives have a right to be heard, especially minority voices and those outside the crushing majoritarian culture;
- Listening empathetically and kindly; and
- Being great mediators between disharmonious parties.