Here's an info-graphic that we created, which allows you to examine your generation and see where you're grouped within the modern workplace. Which generation do you belong to?
(See below for a vocabulary builder.)
Have you ever heard of the micro-generation 'xennial?' It's a fairly new term but it's making waves for those of us born between 1977 and 1983 that never quite felt like we fit in with the generation before us or after us.
Generation - a group of individuals born and living within a specific span of years
Workplace Benefits - various types of optional, non-wage compensation provided to employees in addition to their normal wages or salaries (medical, dental, life insurance, retirement plans, etc.)
Corporate - relating to a large company or group
Well Being - the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy
Adaptable - Able to adjust to new conditions
Dependable - trustworthy and reliable
Work/Life Balance - the division of one's time and focus between working and family or leisure activities
Tech Savvy - well informed about or proficient in the use of modern technology, especially computers
Image Conscious - concerned about the general impression that one presents to other people
Mentor - a more experienced individual willing to share knowledge with someone less experienced in a relationship of mutual trust
Mentoring Platform (or program) - a system put in place by the employer, which promotes mentor ship (the guidance provided by a mentor)
Is there any other vocabulary you're usure of? Please comment below and let us know so we can clear up any confusion.
Don't forget to comment below and let us know which generation you belong to and whether you agree with the characteristics we've outlined.
Let's go, ladies!
About Your English Coach
Alannah is a CELTA certified English language teacher from Canada who lives in Italy with her wonderful husband. She's been teaching English for 11 years and has taught many different nationalities in both Canada and Italy.