From Generation to Generation: Changing Behavioral Perceptions and Expectations in Jewish Nonprofits

By Lori Klein, Shira Liff-Grieff

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 2009

The entrance of the Millennial generation (born between 1981 and 1996) into the workplace has complicated Jewish communal service, which for the first time is populated by members of four distinct generations. The Millennials, concerned with maintaining a work-life balance and driven by idealism and informality, often clash with the expectations of their Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, and GenX employers. In order to improve productivity on all counts, members of each generation need to focus on clear, respectful communication that establishes both organizational ground-rules and appropriate workplace expectations. Through compromise and cooperation, communal service workers of all ages will improve their job satisfaction and by extension will ultimately enhance the entire Jewish community.

(This double issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service is dedicated to SJCS, the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's School of Jewish Communal Service).

Topic: Professionalism, Jewish Communal Service, Workplace, Generational Issues, Employment, Family, Jobs

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol. 84/No. 3/4

Page Number(s): 325-333

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Klein, Lori. Liff-Grieff, Shira. From Generation to Generation: Changing Behavioral Perceptions and Expectations in Jewish Nonprofits. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2009: 325-333. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4444


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