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Title: AN UNCERTAIN JOURNEY: CULTURAL AND POPULATION CHANGE IN AMERICA


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AN UNCERTAIN JOURNEY CULTURAL AND POPULATION
CHANGE IN AMERICA
  • Dr. Richard Lewis, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Round Top Consulting Associates
  • 24123 Boerne Stage Road, Suite 108
  • San Antonio, Texas 78255
  • roundtop2005_at_sbcglobal.net

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CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE
  • Presentation Objectives.
  • Examine what you as students will face in the
    future workplace.
  • Discuss preparation for the contemporary
    workplace.
  • Tips for personal business success.

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DEMOGRAPHIC AND CULTURAL TRANSITION
  • Challenges for Addressing Changes in the Work
    Force.
  • Changing job market (industrial to
    technological).
  • Normlessness.
  • Issue of entitlement.
  • Managers and supervisors trained to deal with
    diversity issues.
  • Global transfer of wealth.
  • Citizen has been replaced by consumer.
  • Institutional discrimination and institutional
    exploitation.

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CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE
  • Contemporary Workplace Issues. All of the
    following factors can have negative impact in the
    workplace.
  • Race and ethnic differences.
  • Sex and gender differences.
  • Age cohort differences.
  • Others (specify)

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RACIAL COMPOSITION - DEMOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS
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Table 4. Comparison of Income, Education, Age,
and Birth Factors by Racial/Ethnic Groups,
2006-2007
Factor White American Asian American Hispanic American Native American African American
Median family income, 2006 62,712 72,305 40,074 38,800 38,385
Per capita income, 27,951 27,884 14,736 15,736 16,559
Percentage of individuals living in poverty, 2006 10.5 10.7 21.5 26.6 25.3
Median age, 2006 39 years 35.2 years 27.3 years 31.2 years 31.4 years
Percentage with a high school diploma or more (25 yrs older), 2007 86.2 87.8 60.3 76.2 82.3
Percentage with a college degree or more, (25 yrs older), 2007 29.1 52.1 12.7 20.7 18.5
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Table 5. Comparison of Income and Education
Factors by Gender, 2007
Factor Men Women Difference
Median family income, 1999 41,838 26,164 15,674 (62.5 )
Percentage with a high school diploma or more, 2006 83.5 84.6
Percentage with a college degree or more, 2006 27.9 26.2
Average personal income, 2006 32,396 22,097 10,299 (68.2 )
Average personal income with college degree, 2006 55,446 36,875 18,571 (66.5 )
Average personal income with masters degree, 2003 73,991 49,164 24,827 (66.4 )
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AGING IN PLACE
  • Four Generational Groups.
  • Traditionalists ( Born between 1922 and1945).
    Known as loyalists, matures, veterans, greatest
    generation. 64-84 years of age.
  • Baby Boomers (Born between 1946 and1964).
    Optimistic and driven. 45-63 years of age.
  • Generation X (Born between 1965 and1979). Known
    as baby busters. 30-44 years of age.
  • Millennials (Born between 1980 and 2000). Known
    as Generation nexters, Generation Y, Generation
    Net. 9-29 years of age.
  • Post-Millennials (Born after 2000).

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AGING IN PLACE
  • Age Cohort Differences. Perceptions and
    viewpoints may be in conflict. Issues may
    include the following.
  • Work expectations.
  • Classroom and course expectations.
  • Perceptions of problems and issues.
  • Perceptions of appropriate approaches in the work
    or classroom environment.
  • Views of deadlines and commitments.

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Summary of Age Cohort Characteristics in the
United States, 2007
Orientation Traditionalist Boomer Generation X Millennial
Outlook Practical Optimistic Skeptical Hopeful
Work Ethic Dedicated Driven Balanced Questionable
View of Authority Respectful Love/hate Unimpressed Confrontational
Leadership Hierarchal Consensus Competence Unsure
Relationships Self-sacrifice Personal gratification Reluctant to commit Detached
Turnoffs Vulgarity Political Incorrectness Cliché and hype Authority
Perspectives Civic-minded Team-oriented Individual Self-reliant
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Table 2. Generational Differences in On-Line
Activities, December 2006.
Activity Teens Millennials Generation X Trailing Boomers (45-54 years of age) Leading Boomers (55-63 years of age)
On-line gaming 81 54 37 29 25
Instant messaging 75 66 52 38 42
Text messaging 38 60 44 29 15
Downloading music 51 45 28 16 14
Reading blogs 38 41 30 20 21
Downloading video 31 27 22 14 8
Creating blogs 19 20 9 3 9
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AGING IN PLACE
  • Orientation Toward Education.
  • Traditionalists A dream.
  • Baby Boomers A birthright.
  • Generation X A way to get there.
  • Millennials An incredible expense.

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AGING IN PLACE
  • Work Orientation - Traditionalists.
  • Work Ethics Hard work, duty, adhere to rules.
  • Work is seen as an obligation.
  • Motivation Experience is respected.
  • Work and Family Life Dont mesh (separate).

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AGING IN PLACE
  • Work Orientation - Baby Boomers.
  • Work Ethics Workaholics and desire quality.
  • Work is seen as an exciting adventure.
  • Motivation You are valued and needed.
  • Work and Family Life Work to live.

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AGING IN PLACE
  • Work Orientation - Generation X.
  • Work Ethics Eliminate the task and
    self-reliance.
  • Work is seen as a difficult challenge and
    contract.
  • Motivation Do it your way and forget the rules.
  • Work and Family Life Balanced.

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AGING IN PLACE
  • Work Orientation - Millennials.
  • Work Ethics Whats next and multi-tasking.
  • Work is seen as a means to an end.
  • Motivation Working with other bright people.
  • Work and Family Life Balanced.

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CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE
  • Educational Challenges in the United States.
  • Individuals deficient of independent thinking and
    critical thinking skills.
  • Lack of mathematics background.
  • Lack of scientific skills.
  • Deficient study and note-taking skills.

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CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE
  • Ways to Prepare for the Future Workplace.
  • Develop good study habits (essential for the
    workplace).
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Improve writing skills (reports, paper, etc.).
  • Learn to create oral and written presentation
    skills.

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CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE
  • Ways to Prepare for the Future Workplace
    (continued).
  • Research skills development (quantitative,
    qualitative, and existing information).
  • Enroll in an international relations course.
  • Enroll in a language course.
  • Appropriate dress and appearance (in context).
  • Conduct occupant interviews.
  • Complete an undergraduate internship.

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CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE
  • Tips for Successful Business Creation.
  • Find a product or service niche (need research).
  • Interview individuals and companies.
  • Create a business development plan (budget and
    feasibility study).
  • Determine client base.
  • Decide about geographic versus cyber location.
  • Initial marketing approach.
  • Set realistic profit expectations.

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