In our previous article, I talked about working and managing the Gen Y workforce. In this edition, we will discuss the Gen Xers, who currently make up approximately 40% of the Australian population.

Whether at a family gathering or in the workplace, how do you manage intergenerational groups with conflicting work ethics, dissimilar values and idiosyncratic styles? How do you get them to stop snarling at each other? How do you motivate them to get along or work together?

Every generation has created its own commotion as it has entered into the adult working world. And, every generation says the same things about other generations — “They don’t get it” or “They have it so much easier than we did.”

In January, we will be talking about the Boomer workforce and tips for working with them.