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Compare and contrast the workforce implications of the Baby Boomers generation with those of the Generation X.
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The multiple generations within a culture present a dimension of diversity in the workplace. 
The term Baby Boomers refers to people within the 1946 to 1964 range of birth years. This large segment of the workforce, which now occupies many mid- and upper-level managerial positions, got its name from the population boom in the years following World War II. The older members of this generation are just now reaching retirement age, but many will continue to work beyond age 65-meaning that younger workers waiting for some of these management spots to open up might have to wait a while longer.
The term Generation X refers to people within the 1965 to 1980 range of birth years. This relatively small "MTV generation" is responsible for many of the innovations that have shaped communication habits today, but sometimes feels caught between the large mass of Baby Boomers ahead of them and the younger Generation Y employees entering the workforce. When Generation X does finally get the chance to take over starting in 2015 or 2020, it will be managing in a vastly different business landscape, one in which virtual and networked organizations replace much of the hierarchy inherited from the Baby Boomers.

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