Chapter 11. Generational Differences in Virtual Teams

Emanuel Brady, Lori Bradley

Developments in computer and information technologies are occurring at an unprecedented rate, and technology has become a fundamental component of most people's work. At the same time that we are experiencing explosive developments in technology, the U.S. population is aging. In 2003, 35 million people in the United States, or approximately 13 percent of the population, were over the age of sixty-five. This number is expected to increase to approximately 71 million by the year 2030 and will represent 20 percent of the U.S. population. For those over age eighty-five, there will also be a dramatic increase—from about 4 million in 2000 to nearly 21 million by 2050 (Czaja, ...

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