The GEN-erator Assessment

Our American workplace has become a playing field of competing viewpoints and values as four generations -- Silents, Baby Boomers, GenXers and Millennials -- share the same workspace. Living cubicle-to-cubicle, office-to-office, we daily navigate unknown cultural territory, where clashes over leadership, power and work ethic are commonplace. How well do you recognize and understand each generation's differences? How much is fact and how much is fiction? Take this assessment to find out how "generationally-savvy" you are. When finished, check your email for your results. *Silent Generation -- born from 1930-1945, now over 62 years old. *Baby Boomers -- born from 1946-1964, now ranging in age from 44 to 62 years. *Gen Xers -- born between 1965-1981, now ranging from 27 to 43 years of age. *Millennials -- born from roughly 1982-2000, now under 27 years old.

It seems to me that the Baby Boomers have always had it easy; they're assured a comfortable retirement.
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I think Generation X is overly materialistic.
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People over 55 are more accident-prone and they get sick more often than others.
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Kids coming out of school today are unrealistic about work and have idealistic goals.
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I believe that eventually Baby Boomers will grow up and act their age.
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I think that Gen Xers are less willing to work hard.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
It seems to me that Silents tend to be less bright than their younger counterparts.
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I think Baby Boomers have basically quit learning.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
I believe Gen Xers are basically whiners, even though they're living on 'Easy Street.'
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
It seems to me that most of the Silent Generation want to retire; they don't really want to work.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
I believe young people today are getting a great education.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
I think Gen Xers have a 'you owe me' attitude.
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I think Silents have a 'you owe me' attitude.
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I think Boomers are workaholics.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
I believe that generational differences create more problems than they solve.
Less True - 1 2 3 4 5 - More True
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