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Aridaman K. Jain


Since the beginning of the 2000s, unique challenges for a multigenerational workforce (MW) using different types of current technology (CT), informational and noninformational, at an increasing rate have surfaced. Necessary considerations were made among companies using these types of CT that changed frequently and influenced employee efficiency (EE) and organizational productivity (OP), leading to an under-identified impact on management decisions. The problem addressed in this study was the difficulty management had in managing work tasks and activities when CT was used in a MW. Most of the Baby Boomer generation will be retiring over the next decade, thus compromising and leaving a major gap in skills, experience, and talent. The purpose of this quantitative research study was to study the effects of multigenerational cohorts (MC), gender (GEN), CT, experience (EXP), and voluntariness of use (VU) (independent variables [IVs]), among a MW and their impact on EE and OP (dependent variables [DVs]). Two research questions were used that focused on the relationship between the IVs and DVs. Positivism was used as the theoretical framework. A convenience sampling approach was used to select participants. The participants were full-time employees between 23 and 71 years of age in the continental United States. Multiple and stepwise regression analyses was used to investigate the relationship between the IVs and the DVs. Results showed that only IVs type of CT and VU had a significant effect on EE and OP. These findings may contribute to positive social change by helping organizations create comprehensive and explicit business models of efficiency and productivity among a MW.

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