Currently, five generations make up our society. Each of those five generations has an active role in the marketplace. Depending on the specific workplace, the workforce includes four to five generations. Here are the birth years for each generation:
- Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials: Born 1996 and later
- Millennials or Gen Y: Born 1977 to 1995
- Generation X: Born 1965 to 1976
- Baby Boomers: Born 1946 to 1964. Message to X and Millennials: “We are Sorry, We Failed You.“
- Traditionalists or Silent Generation: Born 1945 and before
The three key trends that shape generations are parenting, technology, and economics. For example, many Baby Boomers have the parenting philosophy, “We want it to be easier for our kids than it was for us.” This philosophy, in turn, helped create and reinforce Millennials’ sense of entitlement, which is now a hotly debated topic.
While most people think the generation after Millennials consists of only kids, the truth is that the oldest members of Gen Z and iGen are now up to age 20. They are the newest entrants to the workplace and voting booth and will soon become the fastest growing group of employees and customers.
Generation After Millennials or the ‘MeNow’ generation
I a Baby Boomer call them: The Me Now Generation and in some cases, Children of the Corn. It is pretty much what they stand for. Their behavior has been reinforced by our children the Millennials whom we let government schools indoctrinate. And to the Millennials I say: We are Sorry, We Failed You.
Within the next decade, if no step is taken to make them understand what our country the USA stands for and how much better it was than other countries, they will overturn the Constitution and go into full Communism. If we fail to make them understand how important Liberty is, no matter how much better the nation does in the next 6 years, it will all be for nothing.